Gunwarf Quays shoppers get together to do their bit for charity

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WOMEN got together to indulge in retail therapy and raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

Grosvenor Casino in Gunwarf Quays raised £547 with a ladies night in aid of the charity.

The event featured stalls from local businesses selling a variety of shoes, jewellery, cakes and beauty products.

Shoppers were entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from firms which took part in the event.

Tracie Sharp, the casino’s sales and events manager, said: ‘I love shopping and I love shoes, it started as an idea and after talking to other people we decided it was a good idea for charity.

‘Breast cancer is close to every woman’s heart, everyone knows someone who has been affected.

‘The evening went really well, everyone enjoyed themselves and appreciated what was done for charity.’

Many of the business owners at the event had their own experiences with the illness including Jane Endean, who started her business My Mum’s Cakes after losing her mother to breast cancer.

Lisa Gridley, who founded the shoe party company Just Another Pair also had a personal reason for taking part in the event.

She said: ‘I had a friend with breast cancer and I will always do what I can for the charity.’