Archive for August, 2018

G&E McIntyres Raises £3,200 for The Hairdressers’ Charity and Meningitis Now

G&E McIntyre Charity Ball

 

Salon owners, Gavin and Ella McIntyre, of G&E McIntyres salon in Northampton hosted a glittering fundraising ball to help raise funds for two charities close to their hearts – The Hairdressers’ Charity and Meningitis Now.

With over 250 local businesses and hair industry greats attending – including Errol Douglas MBE, Fellowship for British Hairdressing President, Karine Jackson, and The Hairdressers’ Charity co-President, Samantha Grocutt – guests were treated to a spectacular event in an old aircraft hanger in the Aviator Hotel in Northampton.

The evening’s aim was to raise funds for two worthwhile charities – the industry’s official charity, The Hairdressers’ Charity, that both Gavin and Ella were keen to support and give back to hairdressers in need, alongside Meningitis Now, which is a charity very close to their hearts. Their 11 month old son, Bertie, was diagnosed with meningitis at just 5 weeks old and after many weeks of uncertainty and excellent care in their local hospital, he was given a clean bill of health.

“After the fearful time we’d had with our son during his illness, Ella and I had talked about how we’d wanted to do something to give back to those who’d been there when we needed help. It got us thinking about how much everyone enjoys a good party and what a giving industry and clientele we have, and perhaps we could organise a fundraising ball to bring awareness and raise funds. We’ve been aware of The Hairdressers’ Charity through our involvement in the Fellowship for British Hairdressers, and from reading about their good work in the trade press, and we thought it was the ideal opportunity to perhaps do something for two charities that are doing such great work for others” explains Gavin.

 

To see photos from the night, head over to G&E McIntyres’ social media channels:

Facebook: @gemcintyreshair

Twitter: @GEMcIntyres

Instagram: @gemcintyres

5 Minutes with a Fundraiser: Georgia Bell

We took five minutes to speak to Georgia Bell, owner of Twisted Scissors Hair Salon and Helping Hairdressers Day fundraiser, to find out how she pulled everything together at the last minute to raise an amazing £640.

 

Twisted Scissors Hair Salon Helping Hairdressers Day

 

Give us a quick run through of your Helping Hairdressers Day fundraising.
Whilst our involvement was pretty last minute, I wanted to come up with an idea that was quirky and interesting for our client base. I wanted to be able to raise as much money as we could at a fast rate because it’s a charity that means a lot to me and my salon. I thought about how myself and Twisted Scissors could utilise our creativity in the best way to raise you lovely lot some cash, and that’s when the idea ‘pay us what you think it’s worth’ came together.

From 6pm until midnight, we did anything our clients wanted from cuts to colour corrections, and they decided their own bill. Of course, we had a little party too to add to the atmosphere, with raffle prizes donated from local independent businesses. Clients made cakes and a local restaurant supplied pizzas. It was a lot of fun.

You decided to join in on Helping Hairdressers Day at the last minute. What made you want to get involved?
Yes, it was a last-minute involvement, but it’s something we felt we had to do because it’s an amazing charity. The charity means so much to myself and my team because it’s so involved in the industry. It’s great to know there’s some support for hairdressers, and that there’s an incredible charity there to support people that have dedicated so much to our craft if something goes wrong. It’s a charity for all of us and that’s something really special.

Did you find it difficult getting organised for your fundraiser in just a few days?
I wouldn’t say I found it difficult; being honest I’d say it was exciting. The response we got from the idea was fantastic – better than I had hoped. Everyone got involved and helped to provide a high-energy atmosphere.

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
The highlight for me was working together as a huge team; not just my staff but also our clients and local businesses. I did my best to involve as many independent local organisations as I could, in order to really help us create an exciting buzz and a strong sense of community.

If you had the chance to do your fundraiser again, would you do anything differently? Did anything work particularly well, or was simply much more fun to do?
Whilst I really did enjoy the atmosphere and the quick turn around with the idea, I’ll definitely allow myself a little more time next year! I’ll keep the concept the same, although I’ll add a couple of changes. I think with more time we could add in a few more ideas to make even more money for the charity.

If given more time we certainly would have used the marketing materials from the charity, but with it being such short notice we used our own social media platforms to advertise the event.

What tips do you have for other hairdressers looking to get involved in helping hairdressers in need?
Just go for it! Supporting charities is a great thing, but with The Hairdressers’ Charity, you’re supporting you, your industry and your career. That’s what makes this charity so special.

Did you find it difficult to persuade your customers to give to a charity they do not know? 
No. We are based in a small town with a strong sense of community, and our clients show huge support to myself and my team. We are known locally for some of our colourful creatives, so bringing what we do into our fundraising really helped us here.

We can see from your social media that you’re very active in your community. Give us an example of something you’ve done recently to give back.
Myself and my team feel it’s important to give back. The first Sunday of every month we provide a ‘quiet session’ for children on the autistic spectrum. We eliminate sounds and smells and offer longer time frames for children on the autistic spectrum, providing a safe space for both parent and child.

Stay up-to-date with Georgia and her teams’ work at Twisted Scissors by following him on social media:

Facebook: @twistedscissorsrotherham
Instagram: @twistedscissorssalonbarbers

Many thanks to Georgia and her team for all of your hard work and amazing efforts on Helping Hairdressers Day this year. We’ll look forward to seeing what you’ve got planned for the future!

Full Terms and Conditions for The Hairdressers’ Charity raffle 2018

The Hairdressers’ Charity Raffle 2018 (the “Raffle”) is licensed by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005.

Promoter: The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH.

Responsible Person: Jean Kelly.

All profits raised from the Raffle will go towards supporting the work of The Hairdressers’ Charity.

Registered Charity Number: 1166298 in England and Wales.

  1. By entering the Raffle, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Any Raffle entry and participation instructions form part of these Terms and Conditions. Any entries not complying with these Terms and Conditions will not be valid.
    2. This Raffle is open only to individuals aged 16 years or over who live in Great Britain. Any person who has entered the Raffle and who is found to be under 16 years of age will automatically forfeit any prize. The Promoter reserves the right to require proof of identity and age.
    3. The Raffle is not open to employees of the Promoter.
    4. The cost of each entry into the Raffle is £1 per ticket.
    5. Additional tickets may be requested by emailing head@thehairdresserscharity.org or by calling 01234 831888. The amount of additional tickets sent out will be in the absolute discretion of the Promoter.
    6. Payment for participation in the Raffle must be made in advance and can be made by debit card, credit card or cheque made payable to The Hairdressers’ Charity. Payment cannot be accepted by CAF vouchers.
    7. The prizes are as described on the Raffle website at http://www.thehairdresserscharity.org/index.php/hairdressers-charity-raffle-2018/ . Specific prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which shall form part of these Terms and Conditions.
    8. The closing date is 24th January 2019. All Raffle entries sent by post must be received by The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH by this date. Tickets received after this date will not be entered into the draw and monies will be treated as a donation.
    9. The Raffle draw will take place on Thursday 31st January 2019.
    10. The winning entries will be selected from all entries received by the closing date and prizes will be awarded in order of selection. Only tickets for which full payment has been received will be eligible to win a prize.
    11. Prizes are subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternative will be available. The person named on the Raffle ticket stub will be the only person entitled to the prize.
    12. The cash prize will be transferred directly into the winners’ bank accounts or paid by cheque (at the Promoter’s discretion) within 28 days of the draw.
    13. Winners will be notified by post within 28 days of the draw.
    14. A list of the titles, surnames and Home Counties of winners will be available at http://www.thehairdresserscharity.org/index.php/hairdressers-charity-raffle/ or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to The Hairdressers’ Charity, First Floor, 1 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH. This list is for information purposes only and, subject to point 17, prizes shall be awarded only to winning entries as recorded during the draw.
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    any cheque payment from the Promoter remains uncashed after 3 months of the date of the draw, this prize will be forfeited.
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    22. The Promoter may amend these terms and conditions at any time, but will notify you of significant changes before these come into effect.
    23. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
    24. The Promoter’s decision in all matters relating to the Raffle is final. In the event of a complaint or dispute relating to the Raffle that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction, you can request that the matter be referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service www.ibas-uk.co.uk which provides Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) services to help resolve such complaints.
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