The glamorous Grange St. Paul’s was the setting for this year’s Hairdresser’s Charity Fundraising Ball. Over 200 guests including sponsors, manufacturers trade press and industry bodies attended the night, which successfully raised over £5000.
Hosted by co-Presidents Samantha Grocutt from Essence PR and Philip Sharp from ASP the evening involved networking, a hair show, awards and fundraising plus it made for the perfect opportunity to launch the charity’s new campaign #InTheirWords; a series of short films involving recognised faces from the industry telling case studies of the beneficiaries that the charity helps. The powerful new campaign certainly made an impact on the night.
The ‘Love and Passion’ themed hair show included guest artists Nicky Clarke London for Wella Professionals, Brooks & Brooks for L’Oréal Professionnel, Tracey Devine-Smith for ASP, Andrew Smith Salons for Wonderful Life, Simon Tuckwell Hair for The Fellowship for British Hairdressing, Nic0la Smyth Award Winning Hair for Goldwell, Hairdotcom and Anne Veck Salon.
Awards were also presented on the night, with the new Jeffery Bonn Fundraising Award going to Sharon Malcolm for her unwavering support and fundraising for the charity for many years. The President’s Award went to Karine Jackson for her dedication and support in championing the charity.
The ball itself raised £5000 on the night through pledges and a huge game of Heads or Tails. “The night was a great success and the buzz in the room was exactly what we needed to keep the charity front of mind” explains Philip Sharp, “a lot goes into organising these events but it’s worth it. There was a great balance of sharing our key messages, fundraising, and networking.”
“We really want this night to become a key fixture in the hairdresser calendar and grow the attendee numbers who attend the night, so not only do we raise funds but more people know why we exist and can come to the charity when they require help. We’re a small but important charity and thankful for everyone’s support in creating such a successful night,” concludes Samantha Grocutt.
Photography Credit – CaptureCollect – The Hairdressers Charity 2019