FEMALE members of Frodsham based Rainbow Club were thrilled to be pampered by staff from the town's Lusso beauty salon.
Hair was curled and cut, nails painted and polished by the staff who gave up their own time to lay on the treat at a meeting of the club in the Frodsham Community centre.
Members were put through their keep fit paces with a boxing exercise routine devised by supporter Tammy Cowan with help from parent Ronnie Squires.
The club, for adults with learning difficulties, meets each Thursday evening and has a busy activity programme which next month includes a trip to see The Sound of Music at The Brindley, Runcorn, and a summer dinner at Frodsham Golf Club.
Planning is already underway for a fund raising Christmas dinner at Forest Hills.
Many of the members also take part in the Gateway Awards scheme, similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and have achieved bronze, silver and gold certificates.
The Rainbow Club made a big change at the start of the year and is now being run by parents, carers and members.
The club had been managed by Crossroads Care but has taken the decision to go it alone and become affiliated to Runcorn and Frodsham Mencap Society.
Chairman Eric Langton said: “Times are tough for a lot of voluntary organisations as support from official sources is cut back. Parents and carers join together to provide a fantastic facility for members to meet socially.
“The new committee is determined to ensure the future of the club which has been operating for around 20 years based in the Frodsham Community Centre and we have already found marvellous support from within the local community.
“Club nights are on Thursdays, but there are also many outings and trips arranged for the 17 members, for example to see Blackpool Illuminations.
“We have a full programme of activities.”
Mr Langton added: “We are grateful for the support of the local community and if any group or individual is considering a charitable donation I would appreciate they look in the direction of Frodsham Rainbow Club.”
This year the club has received £500 from Rotary Club and £600 from shopfloor workers at Ford Halewood.
The new committee is: Eric Langton (chairman), Jean Fish (treasurer), Rob Yarwood (secretary), Ronnie Squires, Maureen Billington, Maureen Lomax, Stephen Edwards, Kathryn Edwards, Alan Molyneux, Sarah Critchley and Margaret Telfer.