A salon has raised almost £1,000 for Elliott Simpson’s lifesaving skin cancer treatment.

The 26-year-old Rovers fan, from Green Park Close in Mill Hill, was diagnosed with stage four malignant melanoma, is fundraising for his own treatment after being denied funding on the NHS.

Charli and the Beauty Factory on Richmond Terrace in Ewood raised over £900 in less than a week by selling £1 tickets for a prize day beauty advent calendar.

The prizes up for grabs, which are worth a combined total of £1,000, include Gold GHD straighteners, a coffee machine, tattoo vouchers, cinema vouchers, gaming headphones, an Apple AirTag, an alcohol hamper and more.

Jennie Padbury, a nail artist at the salon came up with the fundraiser idea after the success of their beauty advent raffle a few years ago.

The salon were hoping to raise £1,000 but are now aiming to try and donate even more to the Elliott CAN beat skin cancer campaign.

Elliott was diagnosed with a metastatic melanoma at the end of 2020 as well as having a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Normally he would’ve been offered combination immunotherapy to treat his melanoma but because of the side-effects of his Crohn’s disease, he had to start on a weaker, single-agent immunotherapy.

After he had bowel surgery, Elliott was advised to start the stronger, combined immunotherapy but this was deemed as “too risky”.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, states the drug needed is not licensed as an option for Elliott given previous treatment he has already received.

Elliott’s family started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the treatment. So far £61,350 has been raised of the £150,000 target.

You can donate money to Elliott's fund at https://gofund.me/77f0afc8