VOLUNTEERS at the Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank held a pamper evening to boost funds for the service.

The all-female fundraising effort raised £71, despite the snowy weather.

The event was deliberately held on Monday, January 21 — also known as Blue Monday — to help beat the most depressing day in the calendar.

Volunteers and members of the Well Cafe at Farnworth Baptist Church enjoyed an evening of hand, shoulder and foot massages, nail painting, facials, makeovers and craft activities.

Alex Malone, project manager of the foodbank, said: “Unfortunately the snow doesn’t stop people from going hungry, but it does make the choice between heating and eating much more difficult.

“We owe so much to the volunteers who braved the weather to come out and pamper local ladies in order to raise money for the food bank. We are delighted with the total raised and it will go towards ensuring our work continues and continues to grow in the coming year.”

For more information about the foodbank, visit farnworth kearsley.foodbank.