Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-09-02

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16 NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWS The team of KJM Salons, in Fleet Salon’s 30th anniversar­y will be celebrated in style AFTER what has been an incredibly difficult period for businesses across the region, a Fleet hairdresse­rs has celebrated its 30th year of trading. KJM Salons, in the Hart shopping centre, was opened by Kerry Mather in 1990 and, to mark the special milestone, she had planned to take her entire team to Marbella this month, however that has now been pushed back to May next year due to Covid-19. KJM Salons will instead now host a reunion party for old and current staff one Sunday afternoon later this year. Reflecting on the last 30 years, Kerry noted 2007 as a real turning point for the business. “It was this year that we won the team award at the Schwarzkop­f Profession­al Creative Competitio­n Awards,” she said. “Prior to that, we had never won anything and had no accolades to our name. It was our first taste of being a winning team, igniting a determinat­ion to be recognised creatively as a salon.” Yet it’s not the winning of the awards that really matter to Kerry. “The process is so important and helps us reflect and celebrate great teamwork. Award entries boost morale and is something our clients value, regardless of the outcome.” Kerry’s many years of experience have also been put to excellent use with her involvemen­t with the Fellowship for British Hairdressi­ng. As a former vice-chairman she represente­d the best interests of the Fellowship with her extensive knowledge during her two-year tenure. She continues her work with the Fellowship as a council member and is committed to developing opportunit­ies for young hairdresse­rs. Though there have been both highs and lows, this year being a particular­ly difficult bump in the road, Kerry does not let things get to her. She added: “It’s true that I don’t like to be beaten and work extremely hard to ensure the salon survives whatever may be thrown at us. I believe in a can-do positive attitude and have the tenacity to overcome any hurdle. We are survivors and that is thanks to our amazing clients, dedicated team and key players that keep the business moving forward.” Siblings are inseparabl­e Hospice ART is in demand THE Phyllis Tuckwell Advice and Referral Team (ART) has seen a rise in calls over the last few months as it has supported patients, carers and health care profession­als throughout the coronaviru­s pandemic. ART is the first point of contact for patients, relatives, carers, GPs, district nurses, care home staff and other health care profession­als who may refer a patient to Phyllis Tuckwell. When a new referral is received, the ART team completes a comprehens­ive telephone triage screening of that patient so they can gain a full understand­ing of the specific care they need, and can then refer them to the most appropriat­e care team. As well as managing new referrals, the ART team also gives advice and support to existing patients, carers and local health care providers, and provides responsive assessment when patients are unstable. The charity has also worked closely with other healthcare profession­als throughout the pandemic. Annabelle Grisdale, clinical nurse specialist, said: “We always work closely with other local health care profession­als but it became more important during the pandemic so that our specialist advice could support the best possible end of life care for local patients and their families.” SOX and Smudge are a perfect pair looking for a new home. They are brother and sister, and must stay together. They are initially a little shy with strangers, but once they get to know you they are both very friendly. They need a quieter home without young children, other cats or dogs. Sox particular­ly enjoys going out exploring, so the cats must have a home with a safe garden in an area away from busy roads and railways. Smudge is a bit more of a homely girl, happily being fussed over and brushed. She is overweight and her new owner will need to continue with her weight loss program. If you think you have the safe, peaceful home this pair deserve, please get in touch with the charity on 01252 334 644, email or visit MOGGY MATCHMAKER­S Sox (left) and Smudge are a brother and sister that must move to a new safe and peaceful home together PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­ +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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