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Top 5 Autumn Fundraisers

So it barely feels like we’ve had a summer in England with the constant bad weather –what more do we expect! – and sadly we only have a month left which means Autumn is nearing. However, that means there are some exciting events coming up – Halloween, Bonfire Night, and then the big one in winter which we’ll try and not talk about just yet. They’re all a great excuse to do something fun and raise money for your industry charity, here’s our top 5 autumn fundraisers.

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Fashion week
If London can host their own fashion week, why can’t you? It doesn’t have to be a full on fashion show, ask your staff to dress to impress each day in return for a donation throughout 15th – 19th September to wow all your customers.

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Halloween
Halloween is one of our favourites. Host a Halloween party in the salon running games, selling cakes and treats. With the help of other local businesses, we’re sure you can get some great prizes to offer for a trick or treat lucky dip! And make sure that everyone remembers to come in fancy dress.

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Bonfire Night
Host your own Bonfire Night. Get help from local salons to organise a fundraising night of toffee apples, sparklers and fireworks! A fun night for everyone, with all proceeds going to a worthy cause, everyone will feel great knowing that they’ve done their bit!

Black Friday Deal
Slash your salon prices and donate the price difference to The Hairdressers’ Charity. This is an easy way to donate without having to put in loads of extra work!

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Just as the name suggests, this one really is easy. Sign up to easy fundraising and you can donate to us every time you shop. Updating your autumn wardrobe? Big brands such as ASOS, Debenhams and House of Fraser will donate to us. Shopping for gifts? notonthehighstreet.com will donate 2.5% of your sale. Or when even renewing your car insurance with Aviva they will all donate to us! With 3,255 shops and sites signed up you can donate to us every time you shop.

Whatever you have planned, as usual let us know through social media so we can share all your posts and shout about how great you are!

One Hour, One Day

Here’s your chance to donate one hour of your day to your industry charity.

With over 300 applications a year, and 100 long term beneficiaries, it is crucial we raise as much money as possible to support hairdressers who need it most. With up to 270,000 people in the UK working in the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry, if every single one of them got involved in our One Hour, One Day… well we can’t even imagine the results!

We know it’s difficult to find the time to plan, organise, and execute a successful fundraiser so we’ve made it super easy for every hairdresser to get involved – you just need to donate your time to us.

Join us on either Friday 29th  or Saturday 30th September 2017 in our One Hour, One Day of fundraising. For one hour on either date donate your time to Helping Hairdressers in Need. That simply means for all your hair appointments during that hour donate the sales to us – super-duper easy!  That could be starting that bit earlier or working later; even your lunch hour (if you have one!).

We’re also encouraging any hairdressing associated businesses to get involved. Even if you don’t spend your day cutting hair, you can easily join in by donating an hour of your own salary on either of the dates.

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So which date will you choose? Let us know, and find out more information by emailing head@thehairdresserscharity.org or calling us on 01234 831888 so we can say thank you! 

Remember to tag us in on all social media posts using #OneHour @TheHairdressersCharity

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5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Let Lew

OneTwoSix Hair Studio Owner, and Affinage Colour Rebel, Let Lew, really threw himself into the Helping Hairdressers Day spirit by doing something just incredible. We thought it was about time we had a catch up about all his fundraising efforts.

What inspired you to get involved with Helping Hairdressers Day?
I came across The Hairdressers’ Charity about a month ago and wanted to try and help. One of the biggest reasons for this is to help people like my partner who is a self-employed hairdresser, who had a heart attack a few years ago. He had no one to turn to and couldn’t get help. We got through it together but it was a very hard time. I understand how hard it is when you feel there is no light shining.

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What ways did you fundraise?
We offered customers doughnuts with their coffee for just a little donation. I also wanted to try and boost our fundraising by doing something out of the ordinary so I shaved my hair live on Facebook! It let my friends and people I know learn about the charity.

How successful was your fundraiser?
I set up a Just Giving page and in just 5 days we raised £544 in the salon, and £260 on the Just Giving page. Friends and customers were very supportive and donated generously!

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Do you have any plans for future events?   
I would love to be able to support The Hairdressers’ Charity as much as I can and join my fellow work family if there is anything we can do to fundraise.

What do you love about fundraising?  
Nothing is worse than not having anyone to turn to, it makes you feel hopeless. I love fundraising for this charity as it helps people in my industry and leads fellow hairdressers into a brighter place. It is worth all my efforts and makes me very happy!

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
My highlight has been seeing the amount of support I’ve had from friends and customers. My salon team have been so generous and gave their day’s tips as a donation – I’m very lucky to have such a great team! Of course my hair shaving adventure too! I certainly didn’t have the courage before, but I am willing to sacrifice my hair for a few months for Helping Hairdressers in Need!

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
My tip is to stick to what you believe is the right thing to do. If you are passionate about the fundraising campaign people can feel it and are influenced by this.

5 easy to do summer FUN-draising events

Despite the weather, we are actually in summer now, which means BBQ’s, Pimms and jetting off on your holidays! But that doesn’t mean the fundraising has to stop, there’s plenty of summer activities you can run as fundraisers in the salon & bring everyone together for a great cause.

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BBQ
Organise a fundraising BBQ at the salon for clients and your local community, ask for a little donation in return for a burger… and don’t forget the Pimms!

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Ice cream
What’s more refreshing on a hot day? When the sun finally decides to come out why not sell ice creams and lollies in the salon for a small donation, guaranteed to get people donating!  Sprinkles and a flake for those who donate more!

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In the stocks
Take yourself back to the school fete and get someone in the stocks! Ask for a donation for clients to launch wet sponges at their favourite hairdresser… At least it will cool them down!

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Summer sports day
Ask for a donation for people to take part in classic sports day races like egg and spoon, three-legged race, and wheelbarrow races. And remember, this one’s not just for the kids, run adult races too!  If you want to get sponsorship, don’t forget to download our form it’s all done for you.

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Summer fancy dress
Get the salon ready for summer with a dress-down for summer day. Ask for a donation in return to wear summer fancy dress. The more Hawaiian shirts, the better, in our opinion.

Whatever you have planned for summer be sure to let us know by emailing us and tagging us in on all your social media posts! Or if none of these take your fancy why not try one of our challenges?

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Iain Bruce-Low

Affinage Colour Rebel, and Owner of Bruce-Low Hair, Iain Bruce-Low went above and beyond with his efforts for Helping Hairdressers Day. Raising over £1500 for Helping Hairdressers in Need, we needed to catch up with him to find out how he achieved this incredible total.

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What inspired you to get involved with Helping Hairdressers Day?
I’ve been interested in getting involved with the charity for some time now. The charity recently held the Scottish Golf Day however I am terrible at it, I saved myself the embarrassment and didn’t take part! I heard about Helping Hairdressers Day because I am part of the Affinage Artistic team, and thought the ‘One Day’ would be perfect for me.

What ways did you fundraise?
We were extremely lucky as we had many ways we raised money. We set out to sell raffle tickets, and our team donated a cut/colour appointment, our suppliers also donated some gifts. YOI scissors then donated a set of scissors, so I decided to hold a live auction on Facebook which brought together so many stylists. I also messaged around to our local salons to inform them of the day and see if they wanted to jump on board and donate their week’s tips to the cause with Avalon Hair & Beauty, Oban and Dream Hair, Arbroath getting involved. Bruce-Low also donated the day’s profits, and staff’s tips from Friday!

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How successful was your fundraiser?
I would say it was a great success! The scissors went for £170, we raised £250 from local salons, and the rest of the total was from salon profits, tips and raffle ticket sales giving us a total in excess of £1500! The Facebook live auction had over 100 hairdressers coming together and spreading awareness of The Hairdressers’ Charity. We’ve had great press coverage from the event too! Featuring in our local weekly paper The Oban Times, Estetica, Salon NV and Salon Business, we’re so happy that our message has spread so far!

Do you have any plans for future events?   
My team and I have grown to strongly support the charity and 100% will continue to do so. Being part of the Affinage Colour Rebels team I hope my work within the industry can help create more awareness of the charity!

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What do you love about fundraising?  
I loved the support and generosity from people. Both hairdressers and clients, people genuinely wanted to help and make donations, it blew me away! In a world with so much tragedy, and with so many wonderful charities looking for help, I was taken back by people’s desire to help.

What was your highlight on Helping Hairdressers Day?
The highlight was really being able to spread the word of the charity, as so many people still don’t know about it. Seeing the large number of donations that kept coming in to us was very overwhelming!

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
My top tip would be to do something to grab people’s attention! I did a couple of video blogs and I think people really felt my passion, and listened to it more than they would text. I’m sure this got lots of people behind it. I would also say to educate. Be passionate about the reason you are fundraising, and don’t be greedy! Don’t ask for too much as people will always surprise you and donate as much as they can!

The Hairdressers’ Charity Valentine Ball

Get ready to dress to impress, The Hairdressers’ Charity Valentine Ball is back!

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Monday 19th February 2018 is the date and the beautiful 5-star Grange City Hotel, London is the venue for the first event of the year – The Hairdressers’ Charity Ball – which is making a spectacular return.

Catch up with friends with a drinks reception from 6.45pm, followed by a sumptuous 3-course dinner at 7.30pm. Expect wine, dancing and entertainment – all while raising money for your unique industry charity. Carriages at midnight.

Tickets cost £150 pp.

Tables of 10 can be bought for the price of 9 tickets of £1,350, meaning you get your 10th ticket absolutely FREE. Demand is high so book early to avoid disappointment.

For bookings and further information please email head@thehairdresserscharity.org or call 01234 831888.

THE GALLERY SWAP SCISSORS FOR GOLF CLUBS

Salon owner of The Gallery, and committee member, Lorenzo Colangelo, brought his clients, friends, and staff together to swap their scissors for golf clubs, in a charity fundraising event on 9th June 2017 to raise money for us.

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It was a day packed with golfing challenges, with 110 clients and friends split into 28 teams, competing at West Kent Golf Club in Kent.

The competitive golf was followed by a 3 course sit down dinner and presentation evening, along with entertainment from comedian Agger Brown and a charity auction of prizes, including:

  • Two Chelsea football tickets
  • A £500.00 voucher and retail experience for Harry Collins & sons, The Queens jeweller
  • Meal for 4 at The Kentish Hare Bidborough
  • £1000 Gallery gift card

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In total, the day raised a whopping £7,100 for Helping Hairdressers in Need and a great day was had by all.

“It was a fantastic day. My team went to enormous effort to arrange this day – even down to branded golf balls! Everyone really threw themselves into the spirit of it and our clients & friends were incredibly generous and we are delighted to have been able to raise this money for two amazing charities! It is definitely something we would like to repeat next year.” said Lorenzo Colangelo.

Team Affinage trek across the Brecon Beacons

A team of 15 who aptly names themselves the SAS (Super Affinage Soldier) spent an incredible 8 hours trekking across the Brecon Beacons in Wales, raising in excess of £1600 for The Hairdressers’ Charity.

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Head office staff from Affinage were joined by associates from Salon Supplies and CTC Hair & Beauty Supplies. The 16 mile hike covers extremely steep terrain and is a favourite of the SAS who use it as an assessment ground. The super team were also joined by Sara and Ross’s dog Reginald, who Philip Sharp claims must’ve been brought along to help drag them up the hills!

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The fundraising trek was organised by Affinage & ASP Brand Director, Philip Sharp, who also sits on the committee for the Hairdressers’ Charity said “I am so proud of all of the Affinage team and Distributors who took part. Everyone was able to complete the challenge despite the weather which resembled the winter months rather than a summer’s day! This is our second walk now for the charity and once again the team came together to support this great cause,”.

Although the weather was gloomy there was a fair share of funny moments, mostly surrounding ‘she-wees’ and the lack of tress. We’ll leave that one there.

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Eric Bailey, Affinage Managing Director, also joined the group for the challenge said “This has been an incredible experience and I am so proud of Team Affinage for all the training and effort they have put in to raise money for those less fortunate than themselves. As a company we are hugely supportive of The Hairdressers’ Charity and are completely committed to offering ongoing support,”.

To support team Affinage and donate to their fund, visit their Just Giving page.

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The Hairdressers Charity Presents the 2017 Jayne Henderson Award for Charitable Contribution to Jonathan Littler of Alan Howard

The Hairdressers Charity recently presented its second Jayne Henderson Award for Charitable Contribution to industry businessman, Jonathan Littler of Alan Howard.  The charities vice-president, Hilary Hall, Secretary General of the National Hairdressing Federation, presented the award during the Fellowship for British Hairdressing President’s Night.

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The award is dedicated to the memory of Jayne Henderson, a 26-year-old team member of the Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa following a battle with cervical cancer. With the industry employing a huge number of young females, the award aims to raise awareness of cervical cancer as well as recognise the charity work of a hairdressing individual or salon on behalf of The Hairdressers’ Charity whilst also promoting The Hairdressers’ Charity invaluable work it carries out within the industry.  The first award was presented to Ella Johnson from Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa for her outstanding fundraising achievements when the award was first launched.

“Jonathan Littler has been a long-standing supporter of our industry charity and has donated and help raise much needed funds to ensure we can continue to help hairdressers in need.  It’s a great privilege to have been able to present the award to him in recognition of his efforts and support,” explains Hilary Hall.

“I’m delighted and honoured to have been presented with this recognition from the Hairdressers Charity. As a company, Alan Howard recognise the amazing support they offer when hairdressers fall on times of hardship and we are passionate and committed to helping them wherever we can for this great cause” Jonathan Littler.

5 Minutes With a Fundraiser: Peter Belcher

Past President, Peter Belcher has been involved with The Hairdressers’ Charity for many years, dating back to when it was originally called The Hairdressing Benevolent. As a committee member, and fundraiser, we thought it was about time we caught up with him.

What inspired you to become a fundraiser for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
I was inspired to get involved with the charity as I saw it as an opportunity to give something back to an industry that’s always been good to me.

What ways have you been fundraising?

I’ve tried many ways of fundraising throughout the years – from phoning all industry connections I have, to organising golf events – I will try virtually anything! I’ve also been involved in the Thames River cruise, Dorchester Gala Dinner, Casino nights and running events with raffles. More importantly though, I believe it is all about the support and participation of these events that make them successful.

How successful have your fundraisers been?

I think they have been successful. Success is measured in both raising awareness and finance for the charity. A major event can raise several thousand, but it is every pound that matters most to be able to maintain the support for our beneficiaries.

Do you have any plans in the future for more events?  

As part of the committee, I am involved in reviewing the annual events and to make sure we have activities throughout the year. This year we’re planning to attend all major trade exhibitions, helping hairdresser’s day in June, a sponsored bike ride and a golf day.

What do you love about fundraising? 

I love the challenge of getting it right. We need to get every event right so we can raise critical funds for hairdressers who need our support.

What has been your highlight in a fundraising event?

My highlight has probably been the Dorchester Gala where there were over 400 people supporting the charity.

What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?

Start every project with the end in mind. “Fish where you know, you will catch.”

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