Year 2 fighting women’s cancers!
OK, so we’ve now raised £50,168.09 and the second year of our our national charity partnership with The Eve Appeal is off to a FABULOUS start. Thanks to our people and our wonderful customers, we’re well on our way to smashing our target of £100,000 to fund research into earlier detection of the five women-only cancers of the cervix, ovaries, vagina, vulva and womb.
MAKE TIME FOR TEA FOR OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
March was all about cakes at Saks, as well as amazing hair and beauty we hasten to add! Make Time for Tea is now a bit of a tradition as our customers have embraced getting involved for our super-worthwhile cause.
WE HOBNOBBED AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
To kick-start our year two fundraising, Janet and Vicky from Saks UK and Andrea Currah, (owner of top Saks4Eve fundraising salon 2015, Saks Hexham), attended the House of Commons tea party hosted by Sharon Hodgson MP for Washington and Sunderland West, and Chair of the APPG on Ovarian Cancer.
We caught up with Sharon and team-Eve and chatted about Saks4Eve to some fab new friends including top beauty blogger Caroline Hirons, actress Helen Lederer, Richard Arnold of Good Morning Britain… all of whom were super-impressed with what our people are doing.
All month we served gallons of tea and coffee with the occasional prosecco, along with an array of delicious cakes and nibbles. We also raffled gorgeous hair and beauty goodies and dished out informational leaflets. All with great hair and beauty, in the best company… what’s not to like?
Special mentions for “fun” fundraising in March…
SUNETRA SARKER POPPED INTO SAKS BRISTOL
The lovelies at Saks Bristol thought ‘go big or go home’ for their first fundraising event, raising a whopping £493.36 by also offering hair appointments for donations with their party. What’s more, Bristol-based actress and Strictly fave Sunetra Sarker popped by to show support and say that she loves what we do!
MAD HATTERS AT SAKS CHEADLE
Our two Saks Cheadle salons pulled out all the stops their first fundraising event… a Mad Hatters Tea Party at our High Street salon and a big spread over at Saks in the David Lloyd Club on Royal Crescent… £678 in the donations tub!
SAKS RIPON AND THE EGG
The ‘Big Egg’ Easter raffle at Saks Ripon raised a whopping £593.20! Winners Brian and Thea Oliver of Thirsk were over the moon with their prize – well done team Ripon!
Other amazing Make Time For Tea events at Saks Chester, Saks Exeter, Saks Halifax, Saks Kings Hill, Saks Middleton, Saks Reading, Saks Scotch Corner, Saks West Bridgford and Saks HQ so far… with lots of funds still hitting The Eve Appeal’s bank from other salons as we speak.
SAKS BISHOP AUCKLAND STYLISTS 13 MILE CYCLE
Stylists Jess Peel and Gemma Richardson of Saks Hair & Beauty Bishop Auckland embraced the spirit of Saks4Eve by cycling 13 miles from our Saks Training UK Darlington academy to their Saks salon on Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland.
Jess and Gemma rocked 13 miles then took hair appointments as usual all afternoon! All in a day’s work for our dedicated duo who raised £259 for our cause!
EGG COMPETITION AND SKIN EXPERTS AT SAKS NORTHALLERTON
Resident Beauty Expert Kirsty Jewson’s skincare evenings are legendary and tickets are coveted, especially when the focus is on expert advice for your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond with all ticket proceeds to The Eve Appeal! Know senior stylist Frankie Ellis knows this… always has eye on the prize and Eggward Scissorhands was a huge hit with Northallerton customers!
Lots of exciting things coming up in the name of Saks4Eve…
15,000 FEET SKYDIVE on 6th May. Senior Stylist Charlotte Tutchings of Saks Exeter taking a very big leap. Not only is Charlotte pushing her boundaries, she’s doing it for her 21st birthday! More about what makes Charlotte special here.
ZIP TRIP on 22nd May. It’s all getting a bit kamikaze with Saks people from 12 salons (at time of publishing) travelling to Penryn Quarry in Wales to take part in the Zip World Velocity challenge. That’s the fastest and longest zip wire in the northern hemisphere, reaching speeds of 100mph EEEEK!
This challenge puts lots of us WAAAAY out of our comfort zones but we’re determine to conquer our fears and do it for the girls… for a flavour of what this entails, watch. Zip Trip organiser Margaret Watson of Saks Whitley Bay will be joined by teams from:
Saks Aberdeen, Saks Cheadle, Saks Chester, Saks Beauty Gosforth, Saks HQ, Saks Halifax, Saks Lytham, Saks Middleton, Saks Northallerton, Saks Poulton, Saks Scarborough, Saks South Shields
READ MORE ABOUT OUR SAKS4EVE JOURNEY
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