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.

 Get in touch for your FREE promo materials 01234 831888 or email info@thehairdresserscharity.org

Our Charity Bike Ride Raises Over £10,000

Portuguese Charity Bike Ride

Our recent bike ride helped to raise over £10,000 towards helping hairdressers in need.

The bike ride, kindly organised by Victor Pajak from Headquarters, took place in Cesanatico (nr Bologna) – the Italian mecca of cycling and home of the legendary Marco Pantani. With a cycling agenda catering for all levels of cycling, 24 riders took part to help raise the funds for the industry charity.

“The Hairdressers’ Charity Italian Bike Ride was such a tremendous success; great company, stunning countryside, delicious food, hilarious banter, and the knowledge that every turn of those pedals was getting you closer to your personal target and earning a huge amount for a worthy cause – what more could you ask for! We’re already in the planning stages for the 2018 Bike Ride in Portugal and many of us already signed up, but there’s always room for new riders to join the group,” explains Victor Pajak.

Based on the Italian coast, with three expert local bikes guides on hand, the tour was challenging but rewarding as the riders toured beautiful scenic routes.

The riders included teams from Leslies Hairdressing, L’Oréal Professionnel, Goldwell, Fellowship President Karine Jackson and Fellowship Chairman Jo Martin, past HABB President Lynn Hickey at Sean Hannah, Julie Allen from Jools PR, Sue Davis Salons, Charlie Miller salon, Jarrisons Hair, Jeff Goodwin Hair, Red Salons, Russell Eaton, The Chapel, Sarai Hair and Beauty, and Scruffs.

A special shout out goes to the top fundraisers Arthur Ehoff and Sue Davis who raised over £2,500 and Karine Jackson over £1,600 for the charity.

“Our charity Bike Ride has always been a great fundraising exercise for the charity. We really appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and support for the Italian bike ride. Victor was outstanding and was so passionate in encouraging his peers to join him and help raise the much-needed money we need to help others. All the money the riders raised goes directly to the beneficiaries, so it’s great for them to know their hard work will really make a significant difference,” concludes The Hairdressers Charity President, David Drew.

Find our about the 2018 Bike Ride in Portugal here.

The Raffle Winners

Monday  saw the big draw for our raffle with the lovely Richard Ward and we are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

  • £1000 cash donated by our Chairman, Phillip Rogers WINNER: Ticket No. 00869 Jean Marie 
  • A day with Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director WINNER: Ticket No. 01135 Peter Keistan
  • A day’s observation with Andrew Barton in 2018. A once a lifetime opportunity to spend the day with renowned, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, Creative Director for Urban Retreat at Harrods. This money can’t buy opportunity will give you the chance to see Andrew and his team at work in aid of The Hairdressers’ Charity. Follow Andrew on Instagram.  WINNER: Ticket No. 01397 Shaun Christie
  • An inspirational day with a leading guest artist for Wella worth over £300.  WINNER: Ticket No. 01385 Anthony Lavin
  • HOB Academy course day with Akin Konizi WINNER: Ticket No. 01427 A. Kahlat
  • Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer worth £299 WINNER: Ticket No.01391 Shaun Christie
  • Akito Hawk Scissors worth £250 donated by Akito Scissors WINNER: Ticket No. 17264 Isobel Eaton 
  • Nocturne styler from ghd donated by LWPR WINNER: Ticket No.44043 Ian Davies
  • Goodie Bag of Richard Ward and Tangle Angel products WINNER: Ticket No.  02526 Agnes Leonard
  • Goodie bag of Schwarzkopf products – six sets WINNERS: Ticket No. 03326 Ross Charles; Ticket No. 48131 Monti Mountney; Ticket No. 34401 Eoin Mehmet; Ticket No. 01175 Tony Designa; Ticket No. 02487 Ben Forrest; Ticket No. 01149 V. Strain
  • Goodie bag of Electric Hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 15984 Barbara Comerford 
  • Goodie bag of Cantu Hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 01068 Hilary Knight 
  • Goodie bag of Salon System lashes and nail products WINNER: Ticket No. 01127 Jess Martin 
  • Ferrari fragrances gift set WINNER: Ticket No. 03224 Tom Darling 
  • Goodie bag of Fudge hair products WINNER: Ticket No. 01170 Nicky
  • A pair of complimentary VIP tickets to a Fellowship Masterclass (complete with backstage passes) WINNER: Ticket No.  00039 Simon Shaw regifted, and won by Ticket No. 16426 Tina.

Well done to everyone who won.   The team have contacted most winners already, so if you have not already heard from us please call Jean on 01234 831888.

To see the draw, please watch the Facebook Live Video.

A huge thank you needs to go to all the companies and individuals who donated prizes, supported the raffle by selling tickets and especially those who bought a ticket.  We raised an amazing £3,657 to help hairdressers in need.

 

 

Introducing our new 2018 Presidents

Today we have announced our elected Presidents for the 2018-2019 tenure as Samantha Grocutt and Philip Sharp, jointly. The new Presidents will continue the excellent work of outgoing President, David Drew.

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Samantha Grocutt, Managing Director of hair and beauty PR agency Essence PR, has served on the charity committee for over ten years, both in its guises as The Hairdressers’ Charity, and formerly The Hair and Beauty Benevolent. Samantha has been instrumental in implementing and overseeing many successful fundraising initiatives during this time, and her passion for the charity, combined with an envious black book of contacts, will be a considerable benefit during her two-year tenure.

“Our industry charity is a small but worthy cause that helps hairdressers in need. We’ll be looking to secure as much support as possible from those in the industry during our time – whether that’s financially, or by helping us spread the message of what we do and who we help. The hair world is exceptionally giving and if we can just be remembered as one of your annual causes then it’ll help us reach our £200,000 annual target to help others.   But, it’s also just as important that people know about the charity, so that they can request support when they need it. It’s going to be a challenging but rewarding time,” concludes Samantha Grocutt.

Philip Sharp is the Brand Director of Affinage Salon Professional. Philip has been a part of the charity committee for the last 2 years, working closely with the team on the development of the charity, whilst actively managing many initiatives to raise funds, with remarkable success. Philip has a wealth of contacts across the industry having held leadership positions for many major global brands within the haircare market. Philip’s connections and breadth of commercial and marketing experience will be a major asset to the charity’s development over the next two years.

“I am delighted to have been elected Joint President alongside Samantha Grocutt, who is an invaluable ambassador for the charity. It is a great honour to be a part of such a dynamic and dedicated team who serve the charity supporting an industry I am so passionate about. I would like to personally thank David Drew who has done an incredible job as President.  There does remain, however, so much more that we can do. The Hairdressers’ Charity is a lifeline for hairdressers who have fallen on challenging times. As we now move forward with our work, I would like to use this opportunity to welcome any hairdresser or professional within the industry who is considering supporting the charity to please get in contact with the team or myself as there are so many ways in which we can direct you to help raise much needed funds for this fantastic cause,” says Philip Sharp.

The Hairdressers’ Charity has been established to support hairdressers and ex-hairdressers who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship. With over 300 applicants requesting help each year, the charity will rely on the support of the hairdressing industry to provide help for those who need it most.

Scottish Charity Golf Day 2018

This event is a great opportunity to support The Hairdressers’ Charity, whilst enjoying a day of competitive golf with other teams from the hairdressing industry, playing at one of Scotland’s premier golfing destinations, Dalmahoy Golf Club, Edinburgh, on Monday 14th May 2018.

With spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, the course itself, The Championship East Course, was designed by renowned Sottish Golfer, James Braid, to championship standard and has been the host of many major events; the Solheim Cup, the Scottish PGA and the Scottish Seniors Open to name a few.

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Places cost £175 per person. A team of 4 is £700.
The price of the day includes breakfast, golf; exclusively on the Championship Course, buggy, complimentary range golf balls and a 3 course sit down dinner.

The day will be as follows:
8 am – 10 am: Tea/coffee and morning rolls upon arrival in the Brasserie Country Club. Registration and complimentary driving range balls warm up will follow.
10 am: Start 18 holes on the Championship East Course with use of buggy. This will include nearest the pin and longest drive competitions.
A full 3-course meal and awards will follow.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available for holes, the awards and the event from as little as £250.
Hole sponsorship £250
Awards sponsorship £500
Dinner £500

How to get involved:

  • Enter as an individual or as a team and enjoy a day’s golf and a hearty dinner with awards presented in the evening.
  • Take up one of our very reasonably priced sponsorship opportunities.

For bookings and further information please contact the office 01234 831888 or email info@thehairdresserscharity.org 

Download our booking form.

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Hotel accommodation at Dalmahoy is available at a special rate of £105.20 for a double and £115.20 for a single. To book your room call 0131 335 8065 and quote The Hairdressers’ Charity Golf Day.

Take a look at last year’s event here.

Shabby Chic Hair Boutique Festival

We caught up with Shabby Chic Hair Boutique in Wales, after salon owner, Sarah Louise Lane, and her team ran their very own, in-salon festival! We were so excited about it we had to write a blog…

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What inspired you to fundraise for The Hairdressers’ Charity?
We wanted to support a charity that was relevant to the industry, something that would pay back into the industry that we work so hard in. We saw a write up on The Hairdressers’ Charity in one of the industry magazines and decided that supporting hairdressers in need would be a great cause for us to support.

What ways have you been fundraising?
We transformed both our Hair Salon and our Beauty Salon, situated across the road, into a Festival for the day.

Clients bought a ticket which was a Festival lanyard that was used for entry into both Salons. Clients received a goody bag on arrival with gifts that were donated to us from our suppliers, and we did festival hair, makeup and nails for all who attended. Everyone in the area had space buns, glitter partings and glitter make-up – it was like V Festival!

Stations were set up around the Salon demonstrating our variety of products and services that we offer in-Salon and we had a bake-off competition, Hook a Duck and a raffle with prizes donated to us from local companies and our suppliers.

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Brands that donated items for the day, included GHD who donated 120 roll bags to go in the goody bags, Xen-Tan gave us a tanning and exfoliation pack for our raffle, Racoon gave us 100g of hair for use on the day, OPI, and Elite Luxuries LTD supplied samples to us. Thank you to all our suppliers for supporting our fundraiser!

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How successful was your event?
We had such a great day! We are so pleased with the amount we raised (£998.32) for such a great cause. Everyone enjoyed and the event was such a great success! Thank you to all our clients for their support on the day.

Do you have any plans in the future for more events?
After the success of this event we hope to plan another event soon. Watch this space!

What do you love about fundraising?
Fundraising is a great way of getting our clients involved in the Salon in a different and fun way to your usual Salon experience. Our clients are very supportive and loved the way we transformed the Salon into a Festival!

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What was the highlight from your event?
Everything – the atmosphere was fantastic, and everyone had a wonderful time. Above all, knowing the funds raised was going to a wonderful cause was a great feeling.

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What are your top tips for a successful fundraiser?
Plan early in advance and allocate jobs to everyone! Make sure you use all your marketing tools to advertise and publicise your event as soon as you can. Also, make sure all staff know about the Charity and its aims, so that they are armed with answers when asked by clients about the Charity.

Have you got a fundraiser planned for the future? Let us know by calling us on 01234 831888, emailing info@thehairdresserscharity.org or on our social media!

The Hairdressers’ Charity Raffle

It’s a raffle not to be missed. While being in with the chance of winning all these fabulous prizes you will also be donating to your industry charity and will be helping someone turn their life around.

With the chance to win some incredible prizes, for just £1, including:

  • £1000 cash donated by our Chairman, Phillip Rogers
  • A day with Mark Hayes, Sassoon International Creative Director
  • A day’s observation with Andrew Barton in 2018. A once a lifetime opportunity to spend the day with renowned, celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, Creative Director for Urban Retreat at Harrods. This money can’t buy opportunity will give you the chance to see Andrew and his team at work in aid of The Hairdressers’ Charity. Follow Andrew on Instagram.
  • An inspirational day with a leading guest artist for Wella worth over £300. Choose between:
        Mon 12th February – Bruce Masefield
        Mon 9th April – Nicky Clarke
        Mon 25th June – Robert Eaton
        Mon 13th August – Charlie Taylor
        Mon 22nd October – Akin HOB Academy
      Mon 12th November – Cos Sakkas  Toni & Guy
  • HOB Academy course day with Akin Konizi
  • Akito Hawk Scissors worth £250 donated by Akito Scissors
  • Nocturne styler from ghd donated by LWPR
  • Bumper Sip Hamper donated by LWPR
  • Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer worth £299
  • Goodie Bag of Richard Ward and Tangle Angel products
  • Goodie bag of Electric Hair products
  • Goodie bag of Cantu Hair products
  • Goodie bag of Salon System lashes and nail products
  • Goodie bag of Fudge hair products
  • Ferrari fragrances gift set
  • A pair of complimentary VIP tickets to a Fellowship Masterclass (complete with backstage passes)


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Get your tickets for the biggest hairdressing charity raffle now!

Buy your ticket or order a book of tickets to help sell tickets yourself by calling the office on 01234 831888 or email head@thehairdresserscharity.org.

A massive thank you to everyone who donated a raffle prize. Every penny from ticket sales will go directly to #HelpingHairdressersInNeed.

The raffle will be drawn 18th December 2017 on a Facebook live with Richard Ward so make sure you tune in.

For full terms and conditions please click here.

Full Terms and Conditions for The Hairdressers’ Charity raffle 2017

The Hairdressers’ Charity Raffle 2017 (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/ . Specific prizes may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which shall form part of these Terms and Conditions.
    8. The closing date is 15th December 2017. 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 18th December 2017.
    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.
    15. By entering the Raffle you agree to provide a photo of yourself, and to the Promoter using this photo and your title, surname and home county in relation to you being a winner of the Raffle, including on the Promoter’s website at www.thehairdresserscharity.org, and on promotional materials relating to the Raffle and related activities.
    16. The Promoter will use your personal information for the purpose of administering the Raffle.
    17. The Promoter reserves the right to reject your entry and/or award any prize to an alternative winner if the Promoter has grounds to believe that you have breached any of these Terms and Conditions, acted fraudulently or illegally, or on other reasonable grounds and the Promoter shall have no liability to you for any loss or damage arising from the Promoter exercising such rights. The Promoter shall return any amounts already paid by any entrant found to be under 16, but is not liable to return any amounts already paid by any other entrant, and any such refund the Promoter makes will be solely in the Promoter’s discretion.
    18. If a prize cannot be paid or delivered (as applicable) using the details provided to the Promoter; or
    any cheque payment from the Promoter remains uncashed after 3 months of the date of the draw, this prize will be forfeited.
    19. The Promoter reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Raffle in whole or in part in the Promoter’s sole discretion.
    20. Subject to paragraph 21, the Promoter shall not be liable for Raffle tickets, entries, communications or prizes which are lost, stolen or delayed in the post, damaged or illegible, from which the prize winner or entrant cannot be identified or, in the case of postal entries, which have insufficient postage (proof of posting is not proof of receipt). Any late bank payments. The Promoter’s failure or inability to contact you and/or award any prize due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact or bank details you have provided or your failure to update these if they change. Loss or damage incurred by you in connection with your participation in the Raffle or your use of any prize. Any failure or delay beyond the Promoter’s reasonable control.
    21. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall limit the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, fraud or for any other matter for which liability may not be limited by law.
    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.
    25. The Promoter is committed to operating the Raffle in a socially responsible way.
    26. If you would like more information about raffles and lotteries please go to gamblingcommission.org.uk. If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, GamCare is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice call their helpline 0808 8020 133 or visit http://www.gamcare.org.uk/Prizes for the Raffle are:

First Prize – £1,000 Cash

Second Prize – A day with Mark Hayes Sassoon International Creative Director*

Third Prize – A day’s observation with Andrew Barton**

Fourth Prize – An inspirational day with a leading guest artist from Wella***

Fifth Prize – HOB Academy Course Days

Sixth Prize – Dyson Supersonic Hairdresser

Seventh Prize – Akito Hawk Scissors

Eight Prize – Nocturne ghd styler

Ninth Prize – Bumper Sip Hamper

Tenth Prize – Goody bag Richard Ward and Tangle Angel products

Eleventh Prize – Goody bag of Electric hair products

Twelfth Prize – Goody bag of Cantu hair products

Thirteen Prize – Goody bag of /salon System lashes and nail products

Fourteen Prize – Ferrari fragrances gift sets

Fifteen Prize – Goody bag of Fudge hair products

Sixteenth Prize – A pair of complimentary VIP tickets to a Fellowship Masterclass complete with backstage passes

*Mark Hayes will work with you to design a unique learning experience that will expand your skill repertoire and increase your technical expertise. The prize will be held open for up to one year and the date will be coordinated between the winner’s and Mark’s diary.

** The prize will be held open for up to one year and the date will be coordinated between the winner’s and Andrew’s diary.

*** The prize offered is a choice of the following dates/artists 2018 only: 12 February Bruce Masefield, 09 April Nicky Clarke, 25 June Robert Eaton, 13 August Charlie Taylor, 22 October Akin HOB Academy, 12 November Cos Sakkas, Toni & Guy.

 

 

Helping Hairdressers Day

This year we will be hosting the fifth Helping Hairdressers Day, on 29th June 2018, the last Friday of the month. Get the date in your diaries everyone! Lets come together to raise funds for fellow hairdressers’ in need.

 

Helping Hairdressers Day is an annual event within the hairdressing industry which focuses on everyone uniting and doing there bit. We need you, your salon and all hairdressing businesses to come together to raise funds for helping hairdressers in need.

It’s easy to get involved. Just pop the date in your diary and get planning your fundraisers! To get your Helping Hairdressers Day Fundraising Toolkit please visit our fundraise page.

So wether its a bake sale, fancy dress day or something more creative, dont forget keep up the purple theme and represent The Hairdressers’ Charity while having fun and raising money at the same time.

You can get some Ideas and Inspiration from previous Helping Hairdressers’ Day Events held by our amazing supporters!

Please do let us know if you are thinking of getting involved! Get in touch and tell us what you have planned, so we can shout about how great you are. During the event don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media using the hashtag #HHD18 and #HelpingHairdressersInNeed and tag us in:

Facebook @thehairdresserscharity     Twitter @thehaircharity      Instagram @thehairdresserscharity

Top 5 Autumn Fundraising Ideas

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 fundraising ideas.

Fashion show

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!