The Hairdressers’ Charity’s 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 (near Bologna) – the Italian mecca of cycling and home of the legendary Marco Pantani. With an agenda catering for all levels of cycling, 24 riders took part to help raise the funds for the industry charity.
Based on the Italian coast, with three expert local bike guides on hand, the tour was challenging but rewarding as the riders toured beautiful scenic routes.
The riders included teams from Leslies Hairdressing, L’Oreal Professionnel, Goldwell, Fellowship President Karine Jackson and Fellowship Chairman Jo Martin, past HABB President Lynn Hickey at Sean Hannah, 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.
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 have already signed up, but there’s always room for new riders to join the group. – Victor Pajak
Our 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 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. – 2017's The Hairdressers’ Charity President, David Drew