Six weary women who spent last Saturday on their feet partying and fundraising are now walking with a spring in their step thanks to the knowledge they have raised over £1,600 for children with disabilities in Fife.
The ladies turned The Den Hair and Beauty in Cross Wynd in Dunfermline into a shop of merriment and partying, putting smiles on customers faces, dressed up creating a fairground and carnival setting. They offered free treatments include hair-ups, beauty waxing, make-over’s, gent’s haircuts, hair feather, braids and face painting in return for donations as well as organising a huge raffle.
One of The Den Hair and Beauty’s hairdressers Hannah Robertson organised the day and rallied her colleagues into giving up a day’s pay in order to raise money for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.
“We did what we set out to achieve,” said a tired, but happy Hannah.
“We raised a significant amount for a very good cause. The day was really all about my friend Katie MacMillan who has a three-year-old daughter Caoimhe Potter with Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and a number of other challenges.
“Newlife came along and helped them when they need it with a specialist bed that they could not afford or get funding for.
“It was the aim of us group of girls to give something back to a charity that supported a local child, Caoimhe, in need of help.”
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children has helped 62 families in Fife through equipment grants and loans totalling £145,207 so we know there is a very real local need.
That’s why Newlife – the largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness in the UK – has launched the Newlife Fife Fund – www.newlifecharity.co.uk/fife. It is an opportunity for local people to help local disabled children and every penny donated or fundraised in Fife is guaranteed to support families in the area.
At this moment in time another three local children need immediate help at a cost of £8,878. Newlife can guarantee that 100% of donations made will be used to provide vital equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness. Not a penny is taken out for anything else.
Nora Smith, Newlife’s Head of Community Fundraising and Appeals added: “It’s the enthusiasm and commitment of individuals and groups like the staff at The Den Hair and Beauty that is key to us continuing to be able to support vulnerable families, as the demand on Newlife equipment services increases.”
If you wish to add to the Newlife fund organised by Hannah and the ladies at The Den Hair and Beauty salon – make a donation by calling Nathan Ramsden at Newlife on 01543 439931.
Pictured: Hannah Robertson (standing) and Katie Sharp