Stylist Raises Cash For Charity Via Sponsored Head Shave
A BRAVE young stylist from a Highworth salon had her head shaved in order to fund more beds for a local rehabilitation centre.
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Georgina Kemnitz-Pryor, 19, who works at Karoliina Saunders High Design in Sheep Street, accepted the challenge to support Gloucester House, a rehabilitation centre in Highworth that has a fundraising appeal called “Buy a Bed Save A Life”.
In front of a big crowd, gathered to celebrate May Day in the town, Georgina’s head was shaved by Jason, a resident at Gloucester House. She raised over £1,600 which means this amazing centre can now offer more assisted places to people who cannot gain funding for treatment.
A Word From Georgina
Georgina first learned about the life changing work undertaken by Gloucester House from Martyn Watson, who works at the centre, and is a regular client at the salon. She said: “Chatting to Martyn I began to understand just how important Gloucester House is to so many people in this area and I wanted to do something to help. The head shave seemed like a good idea!”
Martyn, who works for the Salvation Army, is thrilled that Georgina’s efforts got so much support from the local community. He added: “It has been an absolutely brilliant achievement. “The centre works with men with alcohol and drug addiction and this money will be used to fund people who cannot get other means of funding. Thank you so much to everyone who donated.”
A Team Effort
While Georgina was braving the shave, all her colleagues from the salon were fund raising too. Boss Karoliina Saunders spent the entire day braiding hair without a break and raised £145. For Karoliina the head shave and all the May Day celebrations were a great way for her team to celebrate being part of the Highworth community.
She added: “We always get involved with the traditional May Day celebrations but this year was very special because we used the event as a chance to raise money for Gloucester House. “It is a charity of which we are all very proud and we were so happy that we were able to raise this money which means more people can get treatment.” The attached picture shows from left to right: Martyn Watson; Georgina Kemnitz-Pryor and Jason.
For more information, visit Karoliina SHD here.