HOSPITAL patients enjoyed the luxury of a manicure and helped the fight against cancer at the same time.

Beauty therapists Alison Jerram, from Flintoft, and Joanne Thompson, from Northallerton, volunteered to spend a morning offering the service, for £3, to patients at the Friarage Hospital, in Northallerton.

The event was part of Breast Awareness Day and it raised £130 towards a mammotone vacuum biopsy machine.

The local branches of Boots and Tesco donated the varnish for the event.