Archive for January, 2018

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Darrel Hall

Darrel Hall of Hair by Darrel and Hair Studio recently made us his charity of the year. We chatted with him to find out about his fundraising plans, and why he thought the Hairdressers’ Charity was the one to help. Here’s how he plans to meet his £1000 target by the end of the year…

Hair by Darrel

How did you come across The Hairdressers’ Charity and what made you pick them for your charity of the year?  
I came across The Hairdressers’ Charity through Instagram. I began following them around 2 years ago when I first set up my social media page. It was only when I was looking for my charity for 2018, that I remembered having picked up some advertising material from you at Salon International, and thinking that what you did to support the industry was amazing.

In order to support my first child, who I adopted in 2016, I had to give up my job in a salon that I loved. People in the hair industry supported me in creating my mobile hairdressing company, which has led on to me doing live demos at Salon International and coming Top 3 in the Local Business Awards.

My life has been changed for the better because of the support I have received, and this makes me want to help and support others. I want to be the person helping to change and better their lives, as they have been for me.

Tell us about your previous fundraising efforts.
During 2017, while I was working as a mobile hairdresser, I had Cancer Research as my charity. For every client, I put £1 into a pot, regardless of the service or the amount of money that was taken, and at the end of the year, I personally doubled the amount I had gained.

From services alone, I had £577 in the pot. Doubled, I had £1144, all for Cancer Research.

Tell us a little bit about your new salon venture.  
In 2017 I was nominated for an award at the Skegness Business Awards, and although I didn’t win the title, I got into the top three and attended the award ceremony.
During the ceremony, we were invited to do an interview for the local radio, which was also placed on Facebook. The current owner of the salon contacted me after seeing the interview and said that I came across so well, and hearing what I wanted for the future inspired her.

Due to medical reasons, she is having to leave the industry and wanted someone with passion to take over, hence contacting myself. I will be taking over on April 1st 2018, but I’m working within the Hair Studio currently to build up a good relationship with the current clientele.

I will be transforming the salon’s look by making small changes that have huge impact! I want to “fast forward” the Hair Studio, and make it the center point of the hair industry within the area.

How are you looking to fundraise this year? 
Once again, I will be putting £1 per client into a pot and doubling that at the end of 2018. This time, however, I will have a salon with staff! This will increase the amount that I can raise instantly!

I will be doing a Salon Raffle once a month, with the money raised going directly to The Hairdressers’ Charity, and the prize being a different hair service each month.

At some point in the year I will be ‘braving the shave’ and having my haircut to raise money. I will also be doing a fun run, but I’ve not decided which one as of yet.

I have The Hairdressers’ Charity boxes already out in The Hair Studio and have already had some clients putting money in them.

What words of wisdom can you share about fundraising?
One day in life when you’re stuck and have no idea what your next step will be, someone will always be there to help and support you, whether it be a charity or a friend.

Without support this will disappear.

ACT NOW
SUPPORT NOW
FUNDRAISE NOW

Help change someone else’s life, as you never know when you may need your life changing.
Fundraising shouldn’t be a chore or a task! Make it enjoyable, have fun, be kind and let the world know you’re doing it!

Keep an eye on Darrel’s hair work, salon development and of course, his fundraising efforts by following him on social media:

Facebook: @hairbydarrel and @Hairstudiochapel

Instagram: @hairbydarrel

Good luck, Darrel, from all of us here at The Hairdressers’ Charity, and thanks for all of your hard work! Don’t forget to keep us updated on how you’re getting along! 

12 ideas for your fundraising in 2018!

So you have chosen to help fundraise for The Hairdressers’ Charity, now you just need a few more ideas to get some plans in place and start getting your team involved.  Here are 12 ideas we are sure you will want to run with a few of them.

  1. Get your New Year off to a flying start, and use your New Year’s resolutions to raise funds and awareness for The Hairdressers’ Charity! Are you giving up smoking? Saying “No” to alcohol? Cutting out the junk food? Ask family and friends for sponsorship, and turn your hard work into hard cash!  How about the Pound for Pound Challenge. The task is simple: Ask your friends and family to sponsor you just £1 for every pound you lose in weight.
  2. Get the New Year buzz by holding a coffee morning, and turn it into your very own Bake Off! Maybe look to hosting a tea party is a great way for people of all ages to get involved and raise funds. You’d be mad as a hatter not to!
  3. Our overseas adventures are, quite simply, magnificent. Journey on awe-inspiring adventures up to Everest Base Camp, or along the Inca Trail, and be part of something extraordinary in 2018.  See a full list here to be inspired.
  4. Give change, change lives! Delve deep into your pockets, explore the back of the sofa, look behind the fridge, and save up your loose change for The Hairdressers Charity.   Paying in is simple or you can Text your donation ‘HAIR18 £your amount’ to 70070.
  5. British cycling is on top of the world right now. Don the Lycra, and pedal from Land’s End to John O’Groats or join our successful Ride planned for Portugal this year.
  6. Whether you have the voice of an angel, or the voice of a mangle, a charity karaoke is a fun way of raising funds for The Hairdressers’ Charity. Charge entry, or per song, and your fundraising will hit all the right notes.
  7. Love running? Grab your running shoes, and take part in a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon for us!
  8. Give your fundraising parties and events an extra twist with fancy dress costumes! Dish out prizes for the best and worst costumes, although it’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference!  
  9. We are all dreaming of those lazy, hazy summer days right now. Summer is a great time to fundraise outdoors, so break out the charcoal, invite your friends and family, and host a charity barbecue in aid of your fellow hairdressers.
  10. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. How about relieving friends and family of their unwanted items and sell them online or hold a car boot sale?
  11. Do you dare to bare? A great way of fundraising is to do a sponsored shave. Fundraiser Let Lew just that last summer.
  12. Make your fundraising quick and easy by donating your special occasion. Forego birthday presents and wedding gifts for donations, and raise money for Hairdressers in Need.

Whatever it is your doing to fundraise in 2018, be sure to share what you are doing with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages using #HelpingHairdressersinNeed.  We would like to wish each and every one of our fundraisers the very best of luck with all that you are doing this year. We will be there for you for every step, run and pedal, every barbecue sizzle, every cup of coffee and slice of cake, and everything else you amazing people will be doing!!

Download your Fundraising Kit here.

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