This year we decided to begin our fund raising for Alzheimer's and Dementia with a Quiz night at the Royal Beach Hotel in Southsea.
We had approximately one hundred guests made up of our family, friends and clients who so loyally attend most of the events we hold for our various charities.
Bob Dawkins, our faithful Fun Day DJ, did a fabulous job of compare for the evening.
This year we chose to fund raise for Macmillan cancer support, as so many of us, our family, clients and friends know of someone who has needed their help. Together with everyone’s help we raised an incredible £7,565.65.
Here is a short video with some words from our supporters for the 2017 Charity Ball
This year Macmillan Cancer Supportis our chosen charity. We have a number of events planned for the year, Chris will be doing a 70.3 Ironman in Exmoor, there will be a summer fete at Milton Park Primary School (organised by Tina), and a summer ball, not forgetting our fun-day at the salon on 10th August.
We want to make this our best year ever.
HI-LITES CHARITY DAY, Thursday 4th August, this year supporting Prostate Cancer.
This year we chose to support Prostate Cancer and had the best year so far by raising an amazing £5,121.35.
We began our fundraising with an Easter raffle and then Chris and I ran our second London marathon on 24th April. Tina chose to do a sponsored slim and smashed the two stone goal she set herself. Next, we had a car boot sale, which meant all of us getting up at 5am to set up everything along Southsea seafront, selling items donated by friends and family. We had a beautiful sunny day and sold almost everything.
Next was our annual Charity Day at the salon on Thursday 4th August. We all dressed up in our 80's themed costumes and cut peoples's hair outside the salon, for a £7.50 donation. We also did Face painting, sold cakes baked by us, our clients, friends and family, tombola and an amazing appearance by the snakes from Warren's Ark, supported all day by our fabulous DJ Bob.
Our party night, at Roko Health Club the following week, is always a great success, thanks to all the local businesses who support us with raffle prizes, Stuart for being on the decks again, Zoey for singing for us, Claire, for you and your fabulous dancers and the incredible support from all our family and friends who buy their tickets each year to help raise this tremendous amount of money.
This year we decided to raise money for Diabetes as Tina one of our senior stylists was diagnosed with this recently as well as many of our clients. Our Charity days are all about giving something back to the people who are there to support us.
This year, we raised this huge amount of £3,669.56 for Diabetes UK by getting sponsorship for Chris and Ali to run the London marathon and then in the summer they did the Three Peaks Challenge, an amazing experience.
This Years Charity is Multiple Sclerosis
The Hi-lites charity for 2013 is Pancreatic Cancer
This year we have been raising money for The Children's Dialyses Unit at Southampton General Hospital, Thank you for every ones amazing support we rasied £2,122.29