Local hair salon’s fairy fundraiser raises £450

Local hair salon’s fairy fundraiser raises £450

Staff at Hair Workshop in Tunbridge Wells dressed up as wish granting fairies to help raise money for The Wish Appeal, a charity scheme developed to grant wishes for older people.

The salon’s team dressed up as fairies from the 15 – 19 July to help raise funds for The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s fundraising initiative, some of the staff also kindly donated half of their tips from the week. The salon ran a raffle over the week; prizes included family admission to Chiddingstone Castle, a cut and blow dry at the salon, beauty products, wine and chocolates and a children’s tutu kindly made and donated by Jacky Zengin.

Catherine, a stylist at the salon, said: “When I heard about The Wish Appeal I thought it was a really unique cause, you always hear about wish granting charities for children but older people are often neglected. Everyone at the salon thought it was a great cause and we like to do our bit for charity, so we thought we’d get involved!”

When asked about their customer’s reactions to the staff in the salon being dressed up as fairies, Catherine said, “Our customers’ reactions to the appeal have been very positive, they are surprised that many of the wishes are so small, such as an evening out at their favourite restaurant.”

The Wish Appeal is a fundraising initiative created by The Abbeyfield Kent Society; it was created to grant wishes for the residents living in the Society’s care homes across Kent. The Society recognised that as people grow older they often wish for the simple things in life such as a day at the beach or to visit the town they grew up in. The Wish Appeal helps to make dreams like these come true.

Please visit the web site: www.abbeyfieldkent.org