DEDICATED staff have helped to Wigan salon reach their decade.
Sahara Sun, in Woodnook Road, Appley Bridge, which specialises in tanning, beauty and holistic treatments, celebrated the milestone by holding a raffle with all proceeds going towards the cancer unit at Wigan Infirmary.
The cause was close to owner Sharon Rigby’s heart as she has successfully battled breast cancer after being struck down with the condition in 2011.
The 48-year-old, who swapped her career as an assisted learner support worker for the world of beauty, said that it was down to her employees that the salon has stood the test of time.
She said: “I want to thank my staff for their support whilst I was ill. They helped to maintain the salon in my absence and made it thrive. The fact that we have succeeded is a testament to them.
“I am thrilled the business has reached 10 years. No other business who had taken on the site had lasted 18 months, so to make 10 is great.
“As a thank you to my staff and customers, I organised a raffle to raise money for the cancer unit in Wigan.
“I have battled it and a lot of my clients have been affected by it and I have counselled them.”