Dubbed a ‘Night of PURE Terror’ …it was always going to be one HELL of a night!
Saturday 27th October ‘18 saw Pure Hair host their annual charity fundraiser, a ‘hair-raising’ Halloween Party at Windlesham Golf Club in aid of White Lodge Centre in Chertsey.
Windlesham Golf Club was transformed, with a dramatically spooky entrance, giant spider and cobwebbed gates, guests were granted entrance by a terrifying ghoul before navigating their way through a maze of creepy corridors and scary characters before being greeted by the Pure Hair team and White Lodge Centre volunteers.
‘140 guests went all out with some of the spookiest costumes and make up, an incredible effort made by all.’
The evening commenced with a speech from White Lodge Centre’s CEO Lesley Robbins who championed the ‘impact the White Lodge Centre has on the community, not just at the centre itself but the impact they make on the families of the young people who attend’.
Pure Hair Managing Director Val Hunt explained why Pure Hair go to such great lengths to throw legendary parties, ‘raising money for a local cause should be a tonne of fun, if we can put on THE best party and leave our guests wanting more they will always come back, and we will always raise more money in the future. We LOVE a party!’. Pure Hair’s events are cost neutral, costs are covered by the salon and good friend and White Lodge Patron Ray Phillpot. Every penny goes to charity.
The aim of the evening was of course to raise vital funds for White Lodge, with so many fabulous prizes in Sweeny Todd’s auction up for grabs: a two week holiday in Portugal, an indulgent Spa Day for two at The Dorchester’s Coworth Park to name just a couple - guests took home fabulous prizes at cut-throat prices. Finally, the Joker’s Draw, where guests picked a card for the chance to win an iPad.
Food was served but everyone was keen to get to the dance floor! The party started with “killer” tunes to the theme of Ghost Busters and as the room filled with low lying fog to create an atmosphere of terror guests danced the night away.
12 friends even did a final lap of the dance floor in their home made roller coaster ghost train, midnight chimed but who wanted to leave?
At 1:00am carriages collected the ghosts and ghouls. Over £13,000 raised, a fabulous evening had by all with more guests left feeling connected to White Lodge Centre and their amazing work.
How will Pure Hair top this terrifying spectacle? …you’ll have to wait and see!
So far we've raised
For over a decade we have passionately supported our local community. Through annual charity events - sky dives, white water rafting, charity balls, a sports day, quiz night, and sponsored walks - we have raised money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Frimley Park Hospital Breast Care Charity, Charlie Grainger and White Lodge Centre.
Our chosen charity for 2018 is:
White Lodge Centre
White Lodge Centre supports disabled children, young people and adults, their families and carers in Surrey and throughout the surrounding areas. They specialise in care for those with a diverse range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy and other similar conditions. They're recognised as a centre of excellence where all the services they offer consistently attain the highest possible standards.
It costs over £2.5 million a year to run the White Lodge Centre which is not fully met by statutory sources, so they do rely on voluntary donations to maintain these vital services.
"Supporting disability, creating ability."
Find out more about White Lodge Centre here
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Donation & Charity prize requests
We put a large amount of time and resources into fundraising for causes close to our hearts and have raised over £80,000! As such we can only consider donation requests made by regular clients. We will always do our best to continue to give donations or prizes where our budget allows.