Staff and learners at the Central Hairdressing Academy in Southend, Essex, and the Joshua Galvin Academy in London, recently organised a series of fund raising events to raise cash for CLIC Sargent, a UK charity offering support to young people diagnosed with cancer.
In total, the academies fun 'Wig Wednesday' exploits raised £371, with Michelle Saward, Head of Central’s London Road studio, paying tribute to all her staff and students. Michelle added,
As hairdressers, we often come across people of all ages who are losing their hair and need our help and support, both in styling their hair while it may be falling out and in giving advice about wigs.
So when we saw there was a chance to raise cash for a charity dedicated to helping children with cancer, we were very keen to get involved.
Lots of visitors were invited to the Johsua Galvin Academy in Bethnal Green to participate and join in with a series of fun games and events, such as guess how many rollers are in the jar and a sponsored head shave race using styling blocks, which proved to be one of the days many highlights.
Claire Ensor said,
We made sure we had something for everyone on the day – from food to haircuts, fun games to face painting, and we had a really positive response from everyone who visited.
Last year, Wig Wednesday raised £22.26 million and organisers are hoping to beat that figure this year!