Cake and a cuppa for Eve

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We were delighted to be invited to Make Time for Tea with Sharon Hodgson MP for Washington and Sunderland West and Chair of the APPG on Ovarian Cancer at the House of Commons on 3rd March. The occasion? To mark Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and The Eve Appeal’s national Make Time For Tea event.

Saks at House of Commons with The Eve Appeal sign

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We’ve just launched our exciting charity partnership with The Eve Appeal don’t cha know. And our lovely Saks salon teams are already super-busy raising funds for the five gynaecological cancers of the womb, ovaries, cervix, vagina and vulva, with an array of snazzy in-salon events and big sporting challenges. Watch this space for amazing stuff coming soon.


To Make Time For Tea some of our salons are holding tea parties in March with scrummy cakes, tea on tap and pots of coffee whilst raising funds for critical research and awareness of ovarian cancer.

Big chocolate cake for The Eve Appeal

One of the many seriously scrummy cakes!

What better place to take tea than in your gorgeous Saks salon; whist being pampered by expert stylists and therapists with the best in hair and beauty. Be transformed, buy cakes and a cuppa for a great cause in great company!


Representing Saks, Vicky from HQ and Claire Denyer, our salon owner of Saks Hair & Beauty Kings Hill, hobnobbed in the packed-out Jubilee Room with a celebrity ensemble who had all come together with one reason… to show resounding support for The Eve Appeal.

Claire Denyer, Becca Braithwaite, Vicky Franks, Athena Lamnosis

With Becca Braithwaite and Athena Lamnosis… team #Saks4Eve!

Guests also heard from two women with direct experience of ovarian cancer. Liz Arum, 57, shared her personal story of diagnosis and called for better awareness of symptoms, particularly amongst GPs. Caroline Presho, 41, has the BRCA2 gene mutation which was diagnosed after the death of her Aunt and Father from cancer. Caroline talked about her risk-reducing surgery as a way of significantly reducing the chance of having ovarian and breast cancer.

We had a good old chat with some great new friends of Saks including Lesley Joseph, Christopher Biggins, Denise Welsh and Sharon Hodgson MP.

Saks with Sharon Hodgson and Denise Welsh

North East ladies in red, Sharon Hodgson MP and Denise Welsh

Oh, and it was great to have a good old Saksy catchup with long-time Saks girl Ola Jordan too!

Saks at OCAM event


Gynaecological cancers is a cause that resonates with all women, young and old. And with ovarian cancer THREE QUARTERS of women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making treatment more difficult. That’s why awareness is so important, to drive forward improvements in detection, treatment and ultimately survival.


Check for symptoms and if you’re worried, get checked out by your GP. Here’s the list – share it with your female friends and family today:
List of symptoms that could indicate gynae cancers

Call your Saks salon to find out about Make Time For Team and getting involved in the other snazzy things they’ve got going on for The Eve Appeal.

gynaecological cancer research event balloons

We’ll be seeing plenty of these in Saks salons!

And to do your bit TODAY simply text SAKS15 and your donation (£2, £5 or £10) to 70070…. there you’ve made a difference by supporting already!

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