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17 September 2019

Joanna Lumley OBE will be visiting Fox Valley shopping centre tomorrow (Weds 18th September) to mark the official opening of a unique new Wellness Spa and Organics area at Sandersons Department Store.

The team behind Sandersons Department store at Fox Valley have spent the last three months creating a stunning new Organics area and Wellness Spa in the store – offering a fabulous and unique range of vegan and organic products and treatments.

The new area will be launched by Joanna Lumley at 11am on September 18th - the launch marks a return visit to Fox Valley for the Absolutely Fabulous star who officially opened the award-winning shopping centre in June 2016.

The new Sandersons Spa and Organics bring a range of new products to the region, including vegan and organic treatments as well as specialist treatments which are suitable for cancer patients.

Two beautifully designed treatment rooms as well as a relaxing and calm, lounge-style seating area have been created – with a reception area and access from the ground floor of the main store.

Both the Spa and the Sandersons Organics concept have been created to build on the lasting legacy of the store’s founder Deborah Holmes, who passed away in January this year.

Deborah’s husband, Mark Dransfield, now heads up the store and has been the driving force behind creating the new Organics and Spa area. 

Just last week Sandersons was named Best New Retailer in the Draper’s Independent Awards in London.

Mark, who is the managing director of Dransfield Properties, said: “We have really set out to create something special with the Sandersons Spa with a focus on the highest quality products and providing vegan and natural treatments.

“Debs was so passionate about the products we use on our skin and that’s something we really wanted to focus on with the choice of brands we’re working with.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Joanna back to Sandersons, the last time she was here it was still being fitted out internally and it was three months from opening - so tomorrow is going to be a really proud day for all the team.”

The store is working with brands including Voya, SKNRG and Caudalie as well as Clarins and SoNatural Therapy. 

The Sandersons Spa team have received specialist training in all the products including a fact-finding training visit to Voya at Sligo in Ireland where the company harvests the seaweed for its detoxifying treatments.

Customers can now book treatments for the Spa through the Sandersons website on

Photos show Joanna Lumley OBE at the opening of Fox Valley in 2016 with Mark Dransfield and with the Sandersons team.

When: Wednesday 18th September 2019 at  10:45am
Where: Sandersons Boutique Department Store, Fox Valley, Sheffield, S36 2AB
Event: Launch of Sandersons Spa and Organics with VIP guest Joanna Lumley OBE.
For further information contact Amanda Holmes on 01226 360644 or 


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644