MASSAGE and reflexology sessions at a Stretton clinic helped raise £900 for a charity which provides adventure breaks for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged youngsters.

More than 60 residents attended the fundraising day at Cheshire Natural Health, on Tarporley Road, in aid of The Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).

Nine of the clinic's therapists were on hand to deliver talks and services during the four-hour event.

Members of the public, who were asked to make a minimum donation of £20 per treatment session, came away relaxed and pampered after being treated to massage, reflexology, reiki and endermologie tasters.

Tracey Turton, owner of Cheshire Natural Health, labelled the event as a 'massive success' and praised the community for coming together.

She said: "We had a fantastic day – it exceeded all of our expectations.

"All of our clients who took part in the treatment sessions and talks really enjoyed themselves.

"It was a great success and a wonderful way to help such a worthy cause."

Medical herbalist Natalia Kerkham was among those in attendance and spoke about the health benefits of herbal medicine.

Colin Ayliffe, movement and lifestyle coach, offered healthy living advice to help listeners 'achieve their potential' as part of his talk on holistic living.

And nutritionist Celia Cooper dispelled myths about what people 'can or can't eat' in her talk on balanced nutrition.

Staff also sold homemade cakes and held a raffle, with prizes including treatment vouchers.

CAFT, which is based at Booth Bank Farm, provides help and care for children from across the region through a variety of programmes.

The organisation prides itself on 'bringing light and fun' into the lives of youngsters and each child is treated as an individual with their 'own strengths'.

Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton is the president, while famous patrons include comedians John Bishop and Jason Manford.

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