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Hair & Magnificence Charity Receives Unprecedented Improve in Requests


Our official UK hair trade charity, Hair & Magnificence Charity, has seen a 78% improve in requests for monetary assist throughout the COVID-19 disaster, with the charity distributing over £60,000 to beneficiaries throughout the disaster; a rise of 75% yr on yr.

With 1000’s of hair, magnificence and barber salons closed and trade professionals unable to work for 3 months, there was an incredible improve in requests for assist from the trade charity throughout this disaster. “Though we’re grateful that the hair and barbering sector can return to work on 4th July, there are nonetheless 1000’s of magnificence professionals in limbo, not understanding once they can begin to function and begin working once more,”  explains President, Samantha Grocutt. “We’ve helped an enormous quantity of individuals over the past three months, however we aren’t over the disaster and the necessity for pressing monetary assist but.  The charity was established in 1853 to assist these in monetary want and by no means earlier than have we needed to assist the trade in such a fashion.”

The charity has been working tirelessly to assist those that want it essentially the most by way of unprecedented instances. Regardless that the charity has skilled a serious lack of revenue with a number of of its fundraising actions and occasions being cancelled, it has been in a position to assist beneficiaries by way of organising a Aid Fund that has at present raised £30,000 throughout the disaster. Throughout April to June 2020, the charity noticed a rare 78% improve in requests for assist. Within the first month of lockdown the charity noticed its month-to-month expenditure rise by 105%. Financially, the charity has distributed over £60,000 to beneficiaries throughout the disaster; a rise of 75% yr on yr.

The Hair & Magnificence Charity was first established in 1853 because the Hairdresser’s Orphan Fund and has continued to assist hair and wonder professionals who’ve been affected by sickness, incapacity, bereavement, or monetary hardship.  With over 300 candidates requesting assist every year and a rise in requests throughout the present disaster, the charity is dependent upon assist of the trade to allow assist for many who want it most.

“The stats communicate for themselves; this time final yr we had been serving to 94 beneficiaries however we’re now serving to 167 beneficiaries, which is a large improve for a small charity, particularly as fundraising could be very laborious to do throughout the disaster,” concludes Sam. “Though we anticipated a few of the new beneficiaries to be quick time period, we’re already seeing the necessity to prolong the assist, particularly to these working within the magnificence trade as they’ll’t return to work but.  It’s a really worrying time.  It’s been fantastic to see the assist the charity is getting from the trade and we’ve been grateful to firms and individuals who have donated to our Aid Fund to date, however the disaster remains to be occurring and we’ll proceed to assist our trade as we’ve for over 150 years.” 

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