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Doncaster cancer charity extends its services

Aurora beauty centre at Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Image caption Aurora has three beauty centres based in hospitals in South Yorkshire

A charity in South Yorkshire which provides free beauty treatments for cancer patients is expanding in a bid to raise funds.

Aurora, which has three hospital-based beauty centres, said it hoped a salon in Doncaster town centre which will charge, will raise thousands of pounds.

All the profits raised would be used to provide therapy for those with the disease, it said.

Founder Lynne Rothwell said the idea stemmed from difficulties fundraising.

'Feel better'

The charity which holds a number of fundraising events each year, opened a shop on Scot Lane in the town centre in 2011.

Its basement has been converted to a walk-in beauty treatment centre after a local businessman gave them the property rent free.

Ms Rothwell said: "We believe making you feel good on the outside, helps you feel better on the inside.

"We decided to let the public come in and pay for their a facial or manicure which means cancer patients get free treatments."

Aurora Centres are based in a number of hospitals in South Yorkshire, including Mexborough, Doncaster and Bassetlaw, in North Nottinghamshire.

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