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The Swan Centre makes Mother’s Day for Lorraine Kabashi

On Friday 24 March, The Swan Centre in Eastleigh rolled out the red carpet for a very special local mother.  

 Lorraine Kabashi, aged 57 from West End, was nominated by her daughter Kelly Sands, aged 37 from Chandlers Ford in a competition run at the Centre to win a makeover and a new outfit and accessories.   

Judges from shops within the Centre including Boots, Pep&Co and New Look selected Lorraine from dozens of nominations.  

 “My mum is my idol, my rock, and she is the most selfless person I have had the honour to spend my life with. She has had a tough, painful and heart breaking life yet she oozes with happiness and pride in everything she does”, said Kelly on why she nominated her mother. “If I am half the mum she is then I have done an amazing job! She deserves the world let alone a pamper day”.  

 Lorraine and Kelly started their day with a coffee and a consultation at Costa with stylists Jessica Eades and Didde Thomson-Wasilewski.   

The pampering then continued with hairstyling at Titanium Hair make-up by the No 7 team at Boots.       After this the stylists Jessica and Didde joined forces with staff from New Look and David Mellor Jewellers to fashion a new look for the super-mum.   

At New Look the winner chose a green top with blue high-waisted ripped jeans and a biker jacket to create a classic look for spring 2017. The outfit was accessorized with a sparkling purse and heels to match the jacket, as well as a rose gold Sif Jakobs pendant necklace from David Mellor Jewellers. Lorraine also received some £150 sunglasses from Boots Optician, a free lunch from Boswell’s, a £30 gift voucher from Pep&Co and a free training session from Anytime Fitness.   At the end of a hard day’s shopping Lorraine and Kelly were thrilled with the result and ‘made-over’ with their treat.  

 “Everyone at the centre has made me feel amazing”, said Lorraine. “Kelly is always telling me how beautiful I am and today I actually feel it. I am so happy”.  

 “Families are the foundation of our shopping centre and the local community” said Daniel Kitchen, The Swan Centre Manager. “We cannot think of a more fitting way to celebrate our local family of shoppers than to provide a real treat for mothers like Lorraine and we hope a lot of other shoppers will be treating their mums to gifts and goodies from our shops and stores.”

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