The Hairdressers’ Charity hosted its annual fundraising ball recently with over 200 guests from sponsors, manufacturers, trade editors, industry bodies and influencers, alongside hairdressers from across the country.
The glamorous evening held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel involved networking, a catwalk hair show, awards and fundraising and was hosted by co-presidents Samantha Grocutt from Essence PR and Philip Sharp from ASP.
The evening also saw the launch of the new charity campaign #InTheirWords; a series of short films involving recognised faces from the industry giving case studies of the beneficiaries the charity helps in their own words. The ball raised over £5,000 on the night through pledges and an interactive Heads & Tails game.
“The night was a great success and the buzz in the room was exactly what we needed to keep the charity at the front of everyone’s minds,” 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, networking and fundraising.”