The Hair & Beauty Charity have been busy these last few months… but what are they up to and how can we help?
It’s official. Tickets are now on sale for the charity’s annual raffle. We’ve seen a list of prizes and these will not disappoint, we’re talking spa days, gift vouchers with a value of up to £500 and even a £1,000 cash prize. Tickets are just £1 each and this puts you in the running to win one of these incredible prizes. You’ve got to be in it to win it.
All proceeds raised will go towards supporting the charity’s hair, beauty and barbering beneficiaries. With your help, the Hair and Beauty Charity is able to provide much-needed financial support to individuals and their families facing difficult times due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, bereavement and financial hardship.
This simple act of kindness can not only win you a fabulous prize, but shows struggling industry colleagues that we’re all here for them. The raffle will be drawn in December, but for now you can buy your tickets HERE
Become a Charity Supporter
A new Charity Supporter campaign has just launched at The Hair & Beauty Charity; but, what is it? Those working in hair and beauty are being encouraged to provide a minimum £20.00 monthly donation – doing their bit to give back to the industry and those who have fallen on the hardest times.
Since 2019 the Charity has seen a huge increase in applications from our industry. A significant rise in domestic violence and the cost of living crisis means that more people need the help of the charity than ever before.
There is also growth in the number of requests coming from men – one of whom is a single parent and said that the Charity help had meant he was able to take his son to McDonald’s as a treat for the first time in three years, this being the only treat they had been able to afford in that time.
President Jayne Lewis-Orr says, “In 2019 the main reason that people applied for help was because they were unable to work due to illness. In 2022 this is still a major factor but we are also seeing an influx of people struggling with everyday living costs and the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Before 2019 our applicants tended to be older, but we have seen a huge increase from those in the 31-40 year old age bracket who need our help, and the rise in mental health related illness is staggering.
As well as asking salons and industry professionals to sign up to our monthly Supporter Campaign, we are also asking the larger companies who operate in the hair & beauty industry, to give back by providing a regular donation.”
The monthly amount raised will go towards providing school uniforms for children in financially struggling families; cots, beds & bedding, carpets, fridges, freezers and washing machines for many more families – everyday basics that change lives.
Pledging has never been easier, simply visit hairandbeautycharity.org/support to sign up in three easy clicks. Mobile users can now use Apple Pay or Google Pay. There’s an also an option to pledge more if you wish and Supporters will each receive a Welcome Pack.
All donations to the charity are hugely welcome and a donation of any amount can be set up via the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/hairandbeautycharity
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