Charity is always close to our hearts. Our salon manager had a guest who was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. She died shortly after and Olivia felt so strongly about supporting her family that she asked us if we could hold an event. Colour for Cancer was born.
We have just held our third annual event and we have raised over £8000 for Cancer Research UK. We invited guests to be brave and chop their locks, shave their heads or go a bold colour, they get sponsors and support from their friends and family, who are all invited on the day. We had live music from local crooner Duggy Fresh and one of our guests, Laura Wallis sang for us too. We put on a barbecue in the salon garden and our local ice cream parlour Di Paulos donated 10 litres of their homemade ice Cream!
It was a fantastic day, lots of fun, a few tears as we talked to people about why they were here. Some were battling cancer themselves, some had lost loved ones, some were survivors. We also donate hair to The Little Princess Trust. They make wigs and hairpieces for children going through chemotherapy. This has become extremely popular that we have now developed a specific service for this. Guests agree to have their hair chopped (minimum 7 inches off) and we take care of all the rest, posting over 150 bunches of hair last year alone. This has been featured various times in our local paper.
If this wasn’t enough this year, have also run marathons dressed as pantomime horses, cycled around Ibiza, bungee jumped, thrown events, baked cakes, donated over 100 vouchers to school fetes and events and much much more to help various charities and causes.