How to put into words how we feel about our people and our customers raising over £100,000 for The Eve Appeal. Saks people have baked, blow-dried, massaged, nail-painted, pants paraded, ran, raffled, sky-dived, spray-tanned, walked, waxed and zip-wired our fundraising waaaay past £100,000 already. All that and much MORE – with amazing support from our customers, big brand suppliers, friends and family.
SPECIAL WORDS FROM ATHENA LAMNOSIS, CEO of The Eve Appeal:
“The team at Saks aced it! The £100k target smashed in glittery, glamorous Saks style. The Eve Appeal team is thrilled and in awe! We are lucky to have such an amazing partner with all the salons committed to go above and beyond talking to women, making some noise and raising funds and awareness about the signs and symptoms of the 5 Gynae Cancers.
“I would like to say on behalf of the whole of Team Eve, staff, volunteers, patients and researchers a HUGE thank you, your dedication has been an inspiration to all of us. Thank you again and cannot wait to see what Saks does next!”
Our Managing Director Stephen Kee says: “We chose Eve because they’re all about women – which is at the heart of the Saks brand. Our special partnership takes our desire to look after women to another level. And Saks people have all embraced raising funds and awareness with great gusto. When a hair stylist or beauty therapist chats to a Saks customer about the importance of seeing a doctor to get checked out it makes us all incredibly proud. Our message to Eve, having achieved our original goal? #Saks4Eve business as usual. Fundraising and raising awareness continues apace!”
Janet King, Head of Marketing at Saks, says to Athena and Stephen: “Watch this space!”
BIG SHOUTS FOR NEW SAKS4EVE STORIES SINCE OUR LAST BLOG
BRAVO TO OUR #SAKS4EVE ROAD RUNNERS
About James Maher of Saks Kenilworth and Janet King for Saks HQ. Both took up big running challenges in the name of our charity partnership, trained so hard and did the biz with James in the London Marathon and Janet rocking the Great North Run respectively.
SAKS KINGS HILL
Most recent activity from this dedicated team? A #Saks4Eve fitness challenge. Four – yes four – hours of intensive training in the David Lloyd Club where the salon is located. Time of event? Sunday morning. Impressed as we are?
SAKS SCARBOROUGH: Latest #Saks4Eve skydiver… Kiera Pettitt
Know Kiera, know she love being part of the Saks Fam. This creative stylist is a member of this year’s Saks A-Team creative programme – spending time being mentored in avant-garde hair with our Art Team and representing Saks backstage at glitzy events such as London Fashion Week.
And now she’s also hurtled out of a plane at 10,000 feet in a tandem skydive in the name of #Saks4Eve. Bravo, our girl!
SAKS DURHAM TREK UP MOUNT TOUBKAL
A moment please. Saks Durham salon owner Dean Jackson and partner Lisa trekked 4,167 metres to the top of Mount Toubkal – the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Once there, in true Dean style, he got down on one knee and proposed and Lisa responded with a “HELL YES”. Dean also claimed the highest haircut on land in North Africa and the world’s second highest. We love what you do Deano!
#SAKS4EVE ALL-SORTS AT SAKS HAIR GOSFORTH
We’re loving Saks Hair Gosforth’s recent activities. From selling cakes to giving half price blow-drys and rocking the Gosforth Colour Obstacle Run of course!
SAKS SEDBURY HALL THREE PEAKS CHALLENGE
This lovely lot have been all about #Saks4Eve since day 1. Saks Sedbury Hall team Charlotte, Laura and Anna (and an Eve t-shirt). Hubbies Stuart, Chris and Paul rocked the challenge too.
Fundraising fun continues apace with lots more planned including Saks Knutsford Cycle Challenge with Jezz Ellis, Business Development Manager at Saks HQ and there’s also a Saks North West skydive in October.
HOW #SAKS4EVE MONEY COULD HELP SAVE LIVES
£10 the cost of a blood sample collection kit, helping to develop one test to predict four female cancers.
£15 pays for information on all five gyna cancers to be sent to 10 supporters holding their own awareness raising events.
£20 to buy a collection kit needed for a cervical cell sample to establish whether it could be used to assess a woman’s risk of developing breast, ovarian, cervical and womb cancers
£50 to provide an hour of confidential, up-to-date infomraiton and support from The Eve Appeal’s gynae cancer nurse specialist.
£250 to cover the cost of a genetic test for BRCA1/2 and Lynch Syndrome that can indicate whether a woman is at increased risk of developing breast, ovarian or womb cancers
£1,000 to help fund a dedicated weekly clinic to provide advice and support for patients who are donating samples and have been diagnosed with cancer or are at high risk of developing cancer
£5,000 to cover the cost of a set of micro beads that test for specific immune cells, which play a vital role in the early development of cancer
FANCY GETTING INVOLVED IN #SAKS4EVE? Find your Saks salon and get in touch.