Monday, 29 September 2014

Pink Hair Raise £3000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

The Pink Hair team are delighted to announce that we have raised an impressive £3000 for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital Cancer Charity.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the principal treatment centre for children with cancer in the West Midlands and with many of us knowing children who have been treated there, it seemed like the ideal candidate for our 2014 charitable cause.

The fundraising began back on 18th August 2014 when Director Linda Allan completed a one-mile sponsored swim for which Pink Hair and Advanced Appearance clients donated a grand sum of £1700.

A further £1300 was raised thanks to the generosity of all those who attended our Hair and Fashion show on 11th September, Sponsored by LSB Beauty & Skincare and Pink Hair.  Hollyfields Centre Club in Erdington kindly donated the venue free of charge and volunteer models showcased a themed hair and clothing range, provided by Wardrobe in Tamworth.

Guests enjoyed a canapé and drinks reception upon arrival, before watching the fashion show and concluding the evening with a disco. 

Hair styling for the evening was provided by Pink Hair ladies Kelly and Linda together with Sarah and Nina from Nina’s Hair.  Ganga Make-up provided airbrush make up and the evening was brilliantly compered by our very own Gill and Sam.  Twenty local businesses also showed their support by providing market stalls to promote their products to guests.

What made the evening even more poignant and summarised the reason we were all there was the appearance of Justine from Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, who made a speech to thank everyone for their hard work in and emphasised the importance of charitable donations to continue and grow the great work the charity does to make things better for poorly children.  Chelsea and Paige Taylor then went on to make a moving speech regarding their experiences as Paige had been treated at the hospital when she had cancer.  The speech talked about the effects of cancer on the whole family, and the importance of fundraising for the centre as it really can make a difference to patients.  Both Chelsea and Paige thanked Linda for her hard work in helping to support the charity.

From everyone at Pink Hair we’d like to thank all those who were involved in the organisation of the fashion show, our guests on the evening plus everyone who sponsored Linda’s swim.  We’re already thinking about next year’s big charity event so please do revisit our blog to keep up to date with our latest news.

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