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Local charity benefits from 'no make up selfie' trend

Sat, 22 Mar 2014

A representative from Cancer Research UK
A representative from Cancer Research UK

A cancer charity on the Isle of Man has benefited from the latest craze sweeping social media.

Manx Cancer Help says it’s noticed a spike in donations over the last week thanks to the ‘no makeup selfie’ trend.

Women have been taking to Facebook and Twitter to post a picture of themselves barefaced, making a donation to charity and then nominating their friends to do the same.

Yesterday Cancer Research UK – which didn’t start the movement - reported over £2 million of donations within 48 hours.

Andrea Chambers is the chief executive of Manx Cancer Help – she says some people are choosing to donate locally:

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