Going above and beyond, HOB Salons Hatch End put their fundraising skills to the test recently when they doubled their target for the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity (GOSH).
Having been approached to take part in Hair Raising (a cycle challenge hosted by GOSH), salon Manager Chloe Rumball took to the local Hatch End high street to call upon support from local businesses and store managers. Encouraging the local community to pull together for the GOSH Charity which provides specialist health care for over 220,000 children per year that otherwise would have a significantly reduced chance of recovery.
Known for their welcoming vibe and strong community atmosphere, the salon team were supported with donations from local restaurants, beauticians, cake stores and fellow Hatch End Residents. The generosity didn’t stop there as clients pitched in and baked cakes for the salon to sell including some spectacular creations, like a tint bowl and brush cake that defied the odds of gravity and a hippo in a bath.
Donning crazy wigs for the two day fund raising frenzy on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th February, the team managed to spectacularly double their £1,000 target and raise a phenomenal £2,044.53 with a cake sale and prize raffle. Speaking on the event Manager Chloe said,
It was a really fun day in the salon, we were so excited to have a visit from a little boy who is currently being treated at the hospital and give him a pampering treat. He also drew the raffle for us and we are so grateful for all the support we received from clients and other businesses, it really created a great atmosphere and is an amazing cause to be involved with.
Delighted with the donation, GOSH are excited to put the money towards a new respiratory unit at the hospital.