AN ELLESMERE Port fundraiser successfully hosted a cheeky way to raise charity cash with a burlesque show.
Leanne Salisbury, 32, of Great Sutton, raised £500 through the Chester Music Theatre show, which saw female guests try their hand at performing part of the routine from Fever by Peggy Lee.
They did this with the help of Julie Brocklehurst from House of Dance, who entertained and taught the workshop with assistance from her current burlesque class.
Jazz singer Irene Martin was in tune and Hanna from Hanna’s Beauty and Holistic Therapy painted the women’s nails.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will add to the running total for Leanne, a biomedical scientist in histopathology at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital, Arrowe Park, as she tries to raise as much money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Help a Capital Child.
The climax to Leanne’s fundraising will be next March, when she will walk along the Great Wall of China in 10 days.
Leanne said: “I do need to get preparing for it!
“I go to the gym three to four times a week, so I’m reasonably fit, but I have a lot of walking to do.”
Leanne’s next charity event is on Thursday, July 5, from 7pm, when a charity comedy night will be held at the Laugh Inn club in Chester.
Tickets are priced at £5, with £4 from each ticket going to charity. Tickets must be purchased from Leanne directly for the money to go to the good causes.
To buy a ticket, call Leanne on 0750085584, tweet her at @leannetrekchina, or send a donation on her webpage at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/leannesalisbury, referencing the comedy night and leaving an email address.