We caught up with Sharon Malcolm, from Multi Award Winning, Sharon Malcolm Hairdressing for another of our 5 minutes with questions; here’s what she had to say.
What inspired you to become a fundraiser for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
I’ve fundraised for years now and it is just part of who I am. No one knows what tomorrow will bring because anything can happen at any time. I want to support my peers from the industry as I hope they would support me, I think it’s important that we’re all supporting each other.
What ways have you been fundraising?
I do a 6 mile jog every year in the Belfast Marathon and hold a coffee morning with our local beauticians in the area which make up for the main sources of donations. The magi bobbles are also a big hit on the reception desk as well as the collection box.
Do you have any plans in the future for more events?
Yes, we’re pleased to announce that we have a gin and nibbles night planned for early June! We’re joining up with the local beauticians on 2nd June 2017 6-9:30 pm in the salon.
What do you love about fundraising?
I love holding the coffee morning because it brings the community together as we work alongside the beauticians, which creates a great atmosphere on the day. The marathon is always a challenge but I always have fun. 2016 I ran with my team member Lisa, whilst raising money for 3 different charities.
What has been your highlight in a fundraising event?
My highlight was receiving the President’s Award at The Fellowship a number of years ago for all my fundraising.
Any tips for other fundraisers you can share?
Just have fun with whatever you decide to do, and always try to get as many people as you can involved because it creates a lovely atmosphere. Make sure there’s always sponsorship forms around the salon for people to donate, alongside collection boxes for those spare pennies!