Darrel Hall Donates £1 per Client Creating to a Charitable Snowball Effect
Darrel Hall, a hairdresser from Taylors Hair Studio in Chapel St Leonards, donated £1000 to The Hairdressers’ Charity following an innovative approach.
He started donating £1 from every customer, to reach his target. Darrel shared that he became aware of the charity through industry friends and the trade press.
£1 from each hair appointment was donated to support his fellow hairdressers who have fallen on hard times. He shares this was a quick and easy way to raise the money.
Darrel explains: “I kept a tally on social media to help promote the cause and show the success. It was simple to manage too, after each client’s bill was put through the till, I physically took £1 and put it into the charity donation box, when it was full, I took it in to the bank and added to our business savings account. My accountant was able to then balance the donation at the end of the tax year and put it through as a charity donation too.”
He hopes this simple approach will inspire other hairdressers to do it as well.
What is The Hairdressers’ Charity?
The Hairdressers’ Charity was founded in 1853. The charity of the industry aims to support hairdressers, who have been affected by illness, disability, bereavement or financial hardship.
The organisation needs to raise over £150 000 per year to help hairdressers in their hour of need. So far, over the past decade, they have raised over £1.5 million for hairdressers in need and their families.
The charity solely relies on the support of the hairdressing community. The charity receives more than 300 applications for help each year and currently has more than 100 long term beneficiaries.
Philip Sharp, co-president of The Hairdressers’ Charity, says: “The charity has regularly championed that if every person that worked in the hair industry gave £1 then its fundraising goal would be met. Darrel went over and beyond with his fantastic achievement, and we very grateful for his enthusiasm and support of us. We hope that others see this simple initiative and are encouraged to do something similar within their business too.”