Staff and customers at Nefarious Hair in Bispham are proven Hospice Heroes.
They’ve already raised £650 for our campaign for Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice by holding a week of fund-raising events.
And now they’re planning to take part in Grin and Wear It – our attempt to create the Fylde coast’s biggest-ever dress down day on February 14 to raise cash for the cause.
Stylist and administration assistant Sarah Routledge said: “It’s great to have raised so much money already for a great cause like Trinity through The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes campaign.
“A lot of local businesses donated prizes for the raffle we held during our week of events, and a lot of the money we raised was down to that.”
The money was raised during a week of events in December at the salon on Red Bank Road, included an X Factor style competition, a cake sale and the raffle.
The week culminated in a Last Man Standing competition, where customers had to spend as long as possible touching the outside of the building. The last contestant still in contact with it won free cut and blow dry treatments for the year.
Sarah added: “We didn’t expect to raise so much money, we just wanted to see whether something like that could be done.
“It’s nice that everyone supported us the way they did.”
After their fund-raising success, staff are once again supporting Hospice Heroes by taking part in Grin and Wear It.
Ideas are still coming in about what staff will do to support the event, though they are expected to dress as super heroes for the day.
Sarah said: “It’s just something else we can do. It’s all for a fantastic local cause that we will do all we can to support.”
We are aiming to raise £200,000 to help pay for a massive refurbishment at Trinity and Brian House, on Low Moor Road, Bispham.
It includes creating single rooms on the adult inpatient unit and making bedrooms in Brian House brighter and safer.
Our money will be put with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health.
How to get involved in the big dress down
Last week The Gazette launched what it is hoped will be the biggest fund-raiser yet for our massive Hospice Heroes appeal.
And we want everyone on the Fylde coast to take part.
The biggest ever dress down day ‘Grin and Wear It’ will be taking place on Valentine’s Day – Friday, February 14.
We want every school pupil and teacher, every office worker and shop owner and everyone in between to dress up or down on the day and donate money to help raise vital funds for massive appeal, supporting Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.
With the day being one to celebrate all things to do with love, your school or workplace could dress up on a St Valentine’s theme.
Or you could dress up as superheroes for the day.
Perhaps you have other ideas to make the day as fun as possible – the choice is yours.
But whatever you’re up to, make sure you let us know so we can feature your Dress Down day in The Gazette.