Meet our Heart Team for 2018
Our Heart Team is comprised of a passionate group of individuals working in the hairdressing industry. Their aim is to help raise both the charity brand status and money for the child beneficiaries we help each year. Working as the industry face of the charity, The Heart Team will each run their own fundraisers, and be the driving force behind our One Hour, One Day event.
While the team is starting off small with 7 members, it will be an annual initiative, and new members will be announced each year.
Toby and Amanda Dicker
“There is nothing more important than the next generation, and to be able to support the children of those involved in the industry means we can do some real good and make huge changes to the lives of those less fortunate than us.”
“Knowing the money raised is going to child beneficiaries just makes me more determined to hit our targets and reach our goals. We have the desire and the power to help fellow hairdressers and their children by just giving a little bit back.”
“In this industry it’s really important to support each other, especially when times get tough. It’s comforting to know that there is an organisation there to help you and your children if you do happen to fall on hard times.”
Linda and Alan Stewart
“We think stylists should be aware that any one of them one day might have to ask for help. The difference with this charity is it’s dedicated to hairdressers and their family, and can help where there is no other help available.”
Not many people are aware that not only do we help hairdressers in need; we help their families too. Hard times can fall on any of us at any time, but when you have children to worry about, it can make it all the more difficult. Child beneficiaries were introduced by the charity to help alleviate some of the stress that raising children whilst suffering a misfortune can bring.
We know how difficult it can be to understand tough situations at a young age, and we want to help parents give their children as much normality as possible. When a child is made a beneficiary, they will not only receive a monthly allowance to help towards the costs of daily life, but also money for both their birthday and Christmas. A school clothing allowance makes sure that they are always neat and tidy, and funds for the Summer holidays will see them enjoying their time off.
Watch Sam’s story to see what a difference a one-off grant made to him.
The Heart Team’s main focus will be on our One Hour, One Day fundraiser, on Friday 28th – Saturday 29th September. Over these two days, we ask hairstylist and salons across the UK to join us and donate one hour of their time to hairdressers in need. If you would like to find out more about the event, and see how you can get involved too, then click here.
The Heart Team Totaliser:
The Heart Team aim to raise £50,000 for our child beneficiaries. Here’s how the team are getting on with their fundraising so far in 2018…