A WORCESTER skin care firm is raising vital cash for a charity supporting Leukaemia patients across the UK.

Schmoo Skincare, which is based in Shrub Hill has joined forces with Blackpole-based Leukaemia Care.

The firm, owned by Fiona and Matt Otley, chose to support the charity as Mr Otley’s was touched by leukaemia, as he lost his mother to the disease when he was just a child.

Mr Otley is no stranger to supporting the charity over the years, having run the London Marathon in April 2018 and raising more than £2,000 in the process.

Now, the family-owned business will be making a huge difference to others affected by leukaemia as they have pledged £1 for each Schmoo Apricot Treatment Oil sold either online or through their spas located in five Hilton Hotels across the UK.

And each Schmoo Spa will be holding fundraising events for Leukaemia Care throughout the rest of the year. The spas are based across the UK in Cardiff, Surrey, Wokingham and Brighton, with the franchise in in the Country Hilton Puckrup Hall Tewkesbury having already raised £700 at their fundraising event in April.

Schmoo staff said they would like to thank all their customers and staff for their generous support.

Emily Sweeney, corporate fundraising officer for the charity, said: “We are delighted to form a partnership with Schmoo Skincare.

“The fundraising that has already happened has proved to be a fabulous start to our partnership and we thank all who participated.”

Mr Otley added: “We are delighted to be partnered with Leukaemia Care and are really looking forward to working together for 2018.”