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| December 13, 2019

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Barrie Stephen puts a spring in Woodside’s Tail!

Barrie Stephen puts a spring in Woodside’s Tail!
Fiona Ward

The White Peacock restaurant next door to Barrie Stephen’s King Street salon in Leicester saw 50 hair and animal lovers come together recently for a ticketed charity dinner hosted by Barrie to raise money for Project Woodside. As an ambassador for the local animal charity for the third year now and a recent trustee, Project Woodside is a cause that is extremely close to Barrie’s heart. It was the first event for the charity organised by Barrie so far this year and the sun came out to celebrate with him and the guests.

Guests enjoyed a three course meal, a raffle and an auction, music from a West End performer and entertainment from a drag act. Auction prizes included plenty of hair care goodies and a Leicester City Football Club shirt signed by the team! With such an amazing cause central to the evening, donations were generous and a fantastic £3,500 was raised. Since being approached by the organisation in 2014 and being asked to become an Ambassador, animal lover Barrie, who has a dog and four cats, has been since supporting the centre and raising money together with his team by organising fundraising events such as dinners, summer BBQs and a Halloween Ball.

“All eyes are on Leicester at the moment and it’s great to see us draw together as a city. Our Project Woodside dinner was a great way to keep that community spirit and celebration going for this amazing cause,” said Barrie.

“As I enter my third year as ambassador for this incredible charity, which means the world to me, I have also taken on the role of trustee. I see the increasing deep need to support our local animal rescue centre and its essential work- it saves lives on a daily basis and this work costs nearly £20,000 a week. Gaining awareness and support is crucial!”

If you’d like to donate £5 to the RSPCA Leicestershire Branch, please text BSBS00 to 70070.