Here you will find our recent Charity and Community Events
Haircuts 4 Homeless Handbag Appeal
We are asking for donations of handbags with a few useful contents for the ladies that may use this service. You can find out more about Haircuts 4 Homeless here.
Shine Night Walk
Our Director of Quality Donna recently took part in the Shine Night Walk for Cancer Research. Donna walked 26 miles around London during the night and smashed her previous record by an hour in 8hrs and 50 minutes! You can find out more about Shine Night Walks here.
MacMillan Mighty Hike
Our Director of Training Gill recently took part in the MacMillan Mighty Hike to raise money for Cancer Care. Gill and her husband Paul walked 26 miles in the blistering July heat and together raised £1800. You can find out more about Macmillan Mighty Hikes here.
London Colour Run
Our Director of Business and Finance Lynne, recently took part in the London Colour Run. She had tremendous fun running in a tutu and being thrown with coloured paint powder at random intervals during the 5K distance. The Colour Run raises money for the NSPCC and you can find out more here.
Samaritans at Pride
Receptionist Mandy volunteered at Pride with the Samaritans. “Samaritans’ volunteers offer something incredibly special. People call us when they are struggling to cope and want to talk to someone about it. They are probably at their most vulnerable, so it is a major act of trust. Trust is a fundamental part of what makes Samaritans work. People reach out to us when they are at their lowest point, and this takes courage.” – Allison Wilson Samaritans Head of Volunteering. You can find out more about the Samaritans here.
Alzheimers and George Brooker House
Last year our chosen charity was The Alzheimer’s Society. We raised £1000 and donated £500 to The Alzheimer’s Society and £500 to George Brooker House for equipment for their new Sensory Room. George Brooker House cares for older people requiring residential aged care. You can see a snippet of the Sensory Room below. You can find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society here and follow George Brooker House on Facebook here.
Haircuts4Homeless is a community group set up by Essex veteran hairdresser and our very good friend Stewart Roberts. Inspired by the actions of hairdressers in various parts of the world cutting hair for the homeless, Stewart set out not only to do this himself but to build a whole community of skilled hairdresser volunteers who give their time free of charge to give haircuts for homeless people.
Homeless people have many challenges to face, one of them often being a low self-esteem. A haircut can have a great effect on someone, giving them a real boost. It’s often way down on a homeless persons priorities what with a lack of money so the service proves to be very popular. One of people’s basic rights is for them to feel good about themselves and this service can give that to people. It may be “just a haircut”, but it’s the kindness shown that makes a homeless person know that people really care. You can find out all about Haircuts4Homless and how to get involved here.
Salon Owner Debbie of The Classic Hair Company in Tilbury, recently took part in The Strictly St Luke’s fun raising evening for St Luke’s Hospice in Basildon. The dances Debbie learnt especially for the evening were the Jive and the Tango and she performed in front of judges and a large audience. Swapping her scissors for dancing shoes, Debbie went out and won the competition raising £1,200 for St Luke’s Hospice. You can find out more about them here.