Leicester Mercury

£10,000 raised for animal aid

- Leicestera­nimalaid.org.uk/donate

BARRiE Stephen, owner of Barrie Stephen Hair in Leicester, has raised £10,000 for Leicester Animal Aid.

Through his Making a Difference campaign, an initiative he launched as part of his role as a charity ambassador, the hairdresse­r got creative to secure some muchneeded cash for his furry friends at an animal rescue charity.

Unable to host a big fund-raising event, Barrie organised two online events. The virtual “Big Night in at the Bingo with B & Lea” raised around £1,000 in a single hour, and online home workouts with personal trainer Dan Morris helped to push the total amount raised so far up to £10,000.

in becoming an ambassador for Leicester Animal Aid in 2018, Barrie launched his Making A Difference campaign for the charity. Every penny raised goes towards the upkeep, care and re-homing costs involved to look after the cats and dogs.

Barrie said: “it’s been a tough year for everyone and these animals have suffered to. At times like these often the funds dry up, but Leicesters­hire has been amazing, as ever, and really supported us. it really must be the biggest hearted county in Britain.”

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