A MOTHER and daughter have each been given a makeover by a ladies' fashion store after impressing judges with their devotion to each other.

Mary Fletcher, 69, and her daughter, Mandy Bullock, 41, from Darlington, were the winners of a competition organised by Bon Marche, in the Cornmill Shopping Centre, Darlington, for Mothers' Day.

To enter, the pair each had to submit a short piece explaining why they deserved to win the mother-daughter makeover.

Their winning submission told of their efforts to support each other following the death of Mrs Fletcher's husband two years ago, which led to her battling depression.

Mrs Fletcher said: “Mandy’s always there for me, I’ll call her when I’m feeling down and she will be with me within ten minutes. We’re incredibly close.”

Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Bullock said they were honoured to win the prize, but had thought it was an April Fool after hearing that they had won on April 1.

The pair won a makeover worth £60 each from Bon Marche, choosing the clothes from the store.