Beauty party to raise money for children’s charity

A team from Barkers Beauty Hall will be holding a Clarins party to raise money for charity (S)
A team from Barkers Beauty Hall will be holding a Clarins party to raise money for charity (S)
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A team from the Beauty Hall at Barkers in Northallerton are providing their expertise for a fundraising evening later this month.

The team will give demonstrations and advice at the Clarins Beauty Party on Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm. The department store is also providing raffle prizes.

The evening has been organised by mother and daughter Iris Smith and Caroline Kitching in aid of Under the Mango Tree, a charity set up in the UK to support a Kenyan school started in 2000 with no facilities other than the shade of the tree.

The event will be held across the road from the department store, at the Golden Lion Hotel’s Mowbray Suite.

Proceeds will go to Kambetimboni School, which is in a remote rural area north of Mombasa.

Iris and her husband Derek, from Northallerton, were introduced to the plight of the Kenyan children through some old school friends, with whom they visited the school two years ago.

She said: “Having seen the children first hand, it really brought home the fact that if you support Under the Mango Tree, you are not just sponsoring one child, you’re supporting many, many children – as well as their families.”

Mr and Mrs Smith are now trustees of Under the Mango Tree, which has launched a campaign to raise £6,000 for new classrooms at the school, where pupil numbers are now approaching 200.

Tickets for the Clarins Beauty Party, priced at £5, are available from the Beauty Hall at Barkers and from Mrs Kitching on 07967 207393 or Mrs Smith on 01609 774060. Visit underthemangotree.org.uk to find out more about the charity.