Active grandma with 'a heart of gold' treated to special day out
Mother's Day might only come once a year but lucky Margaret Rogerson has had two treats in one week.
The retired mum-of-three rarely puts her feet up and always thinks of her family first, says her son Paul, 29, who nominated her for a Femail makeover.
The University of Hull psychology student said his mum "has been a tower of strength" throughout his degree.
He went back into education as a mature student and now lives with his parents.
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Margaret also had a lot on her plate when her husband Ron, 67, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 1995.
The former mobile carer nursed him to recovery.
Paul said: "She was my father's rock during this difficult time and she frequently attended hospital with him and cared for him while he was undergoing chemotherapy."
Now, the active grandma-of-two has been dropping the pounds since she signed up to keep-fit classes and is 2st lighter.
Paul and her other two children, Graham, 41, and Diane, 40, want to give her a whole new wardrobe.
"I honestly can't think of anyone who deserves it more than my wonderful mum," Paul says.
"She really has a heart of gold."
We whisked Margaret off to Bon Marche in Whitefriargate and Colour Lounge in Carr Lane for a pamper day.
Mandy Matfin, assistant manager at Bon Marche, said: "Margaret is on the smaller side so we went for tunics and shorter trousers, to balance out her height.
"It was important to get the right length – the jacket just stops on the waist and fits well.
"She's not a dress person and she prefers wearing tops and trousers.
"Margaret said it wasn't something she'd usually choose herself, with the smart jacket. She was really happy with the end result."
Kelley Meyerhoff, stylist at Colour Lounge, said: "With Margaret's hair, she didn't want to change the colour, so we added lighter pieces to the top and touched up the regrowth.
"With the cut, we took it shorter into the neck and sides, keeping on top slightly longer.
"We styled it using Osis products."
Stacey France, who did the make-up at Colour Lounge, said: "We decided to keep it neutral to match her outfit.
"Starting with the eyes, a shimmer dust was applied all over the eye and a medium brown shadow to the lids.
"The look was finished with black eyeliner, on top and underneath the eyes, and lots of mascara.
"Margaret's features are quite dark so I used a HD palette on her brow to frame them.
"Then I used a warm tinted moisturiser, followed by a bronzer and rosy-coloured blusher and a rose lipstick."
Linen-blend jacket in stone, £28; Morocco side-tie top, £18; David Emmanuel bootleg trouser, £16.50; David Emmanuel scarf, £8; Morocco top with necklace, £22.50; all from Bon Marche, in Whitefriargate.
Colour Lounge, in Carr Lane. Call 01482 227755 for an appointment.
Although she "thought it must be April Fool's Day" when she found out, Margaret was over- joyed by her treat.
She was particularly chuffed with the "lovely linen jacket".
She "felt like Cheryl Cole" with everyone buzzing around her in Bon Marche, picking her outfits, while she sat back with a cup of tea and a biscuit.
"They even hung clothes back up for me, which never happens in my house," she says. "It was just absolutely lovely. I'm still buzzing about it."
Margaret wanted to update her hair colour for the sunnier months on the horizon.
"I went lighter with my hair than usual, because spring is in the air," she says. "My husband said he's never seen my hair that nice."