Coronation Street star Michelle Collins launches new beauty salon for Highgate charity
Soap star Michelle Collins has helped launch a new beauty salon to support a charity set up in memory of a Channing schoolgirl.
Allie’s Sanctuary in Highgate will support the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation, which raises money for under privileged children. The charity was started after 17-year-old Alexandra, known as Allie, died from cancer in 2010.
On Saturday (April 20), the Coronation Street actress was the first person to enjoy a relaxing treatment at the salon which is run from Allie’s parents’ home in Gladsmuir Road.
Rob Wylie, Alexandra’s father, said: “Alexandra absolutely loved beauty and relaxing treatments and it is wonderful to think that these are now being done to support the causes she was so passionate about.”
Allie’s mother Lindsey added: “We have been overwhelmed by the number of top therapists who have offered their services with a percentage of the cost of every treatment gong straight to Kids Company, a charity which helps vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
“There are a lot of children who really need help, particularly with the long summer holiday coming up.”
On Mondays, new therapists who have not yet established their own practices, will be offering acupuncture and massage treatments at a special rate as they build up their own client base.
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So far, the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation has raised thousands of pounds for the charity through world record attempts and sporting events.
This summer, the foundation will be running a stall at Highgate’s popular Fair In The Square on June 15.
Ham&High readers who visit Allie’s Sanctuary will receive a 10 per cent discount on first treatments. To find out more, visit www.awtf.org