STYLISTS from an award-winning hairdressing group have completed a 100-kilometre challenge, raising funds for a Yorkshire children’s charity.

Staff from Westrow Hairdressing Group walked for three consecutive days via all nine Westrow salons, including Ilkley, to raise funds for The Principle Trust, a Skipton based charity which provides free respite holidays to children who are underprivileged, disadvantaged, disabled, have life-limiting conditions, or who have experienced poverty, trauma or abuse.

Dubbed The Great Westrow Walk, the event has already raised £6,450 which will fund holidays for 16 families.

The walk, which was the brainchild of Westrow founders Marc Westerman and Steve Rowbottom, formed part of the hairdressing group’s 35-year anniversary celebrations.

Marc, who is a patron of The Principle Trust, said: “We want to thank everyone who supported this event; it was a fantastic way to celebrate Westrow’s 35th anniversary.”

Ilkley businessman and founder of The Principle Trust Mike Davies, MBE, said: “We are indebted to the team at Westrow; thanks to their incredible support The Trust will be able to help many more of the region’s disadvantaged, disabled and poorly children to escape their everyday troubles and create valuable, happy memories.”

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