Lin­ers ar­riv­ing

The Oban Times - - Front Page - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­times.co.uk

THE cruise liner Prisendam, with around 830 pas­sen­gers, ar­rives in Oban to­day and later in the month there are two vis­its from the ship Aegean Oydssey.

A HAIR­DRESS­ING sa­lon in Oban par­tied with the best of them to raise cash for a charity that sup­ports pro­fes­sion­als who are ill.

The Hair­dressers’ Charity was sup­ported by Bruce-Low Hair by rais­ing more than £1,200 from an auc­tion of hair­dress­ing equip­ment and goods.

Iain Bruce-Low, a busi­ness part­ner at the premises on Steven­son Street in Oban, said: ‘We know how it feels when a staff mem­ber has to phone in sick and that hair­dressers need support.

‘Fri­day June 30 saw hair­dressers from all over the UK rais­ing aware­ness and funds for The Hair­dressers’ Charity.’

The award-win­ning stylist con­tin­ued: ‘Af­ter be­com­ing aware our­selves of the power of the charity, and how it helps so many peo­ple within the in­dus­try ev­ery year, we wanted to get be­hind it. I and the staff wanted to support the charity as we never know when we might need it.’

The Hair­dressers’ Charity sup­ports work­ing hair­dressers of more than three years with support for them­selves or their fam­i­lies in times of need.

Iain said: ‘All prof­its from the tak­ings that day as well as any tips went to the charity. We also held a lucky dip where clients could win any­thing from £1 off their next ap­point­ment to hair­dress­ing prod­ucts.

‘In the evening clients and friends were in­vited along to join staff for drinks.

‘Glit­ter Lip by Beauty Boule­vard sup­plied us with star­dust body glit­ter and glit­ter lips so every­one was glit­tered up and Oban was cer­tainly sparkling that night.

‘ We sold raf­fle tick­ets where our sup­pli­ers gave us some in­cred­i­ble gifts and that alone raised more than £ 800.

‘Yoi scis­sors do­nated a £270 set of scis­sors and we held a live auc­tion on Face­book rais­ing £165.

‘The fi­nal to­tal of the evening was £1,232. How­ever, since the event we have had nu­mer­ous do­na­tions and that fig­ure is set to rise con­sid­er­ably.’

Bruce-Low Hair thanked every­one who sup­ported them in rais­ing the money but most of all the charity it­self for hav­ing such support for the in­dus­try.

Iain Bruce-Low (front right, main pic­ture) and his staff sparkled and glit­tered dur­ing their fundrais­ing event for charity.

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