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Community pledge support for woman's novel publishing mission
THE community is supporting a woman’s quest to get a book published in memory of her daughter.
Rosemary Locock has written a book about her 17-year-old daughter Karina Glynn’s battle with cancer and will present the profits from its sale to the hospital wards in Dorchester and Southampton where she was treated.
Mrs Locock, of Upwey, is raising money to help with publishing costs and plans a book launch on June 1, the 10th anniversary of Karina’s death.
Embrace Health and Beauty in Spa Road is supporting Mrs Locock’s fundraiser by offering treatments in return for donations during an open day on Thursday.
Owner Penny Jelfs says the salon will launch the 15-minute ‘beauty in a hurry’ treatments alongside other demonstrations.
The ‘quick-fixes’ will cost £7.50 but for launch day only customers pay a donation which will be given to Mrs Locock’s book fund.
The treatments, which include a hand scrub and massage, smoky eyes, mini facials and BB cream applications, are offered from 1.30pm to 8pm.
Mrs Jelfs said: “Rosemary is a customer and she approached me about giving a raffle prize and I said I could probably do more than that. It’s for a good cause and we’re delighted to help.”
Mrs Locock’s said the offer from Embrace was a ‘lovely gesture’.
She added: “Thank you to Penny and the team.”
Completion of the book is a promise kept by Mrs Locock to former Karina, who was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer aged 15.
Mrs Locock, who works for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service as an education officer, has been given a price of £800 for 100 copies, but ideally would like to raise more.
To support her bid email rosemary.locock@vodafoneemail.