Throughout 2017 Ora Beauty has been supporting charities by donating gift vouchers, prizes or carrying out treatments to support local people in their fundraising, local charities, and UK Charities.
Part of running a local salon is supporting people in the area who are really putting themselves out there to help raise awareness and fundraising for their chosen charities. We endeavour to help as many charities as we can across the year and this is important to us. This year we have helped fundraise with the following charities;
All4Paws - An organisation that offers veterinary treatment and care to all animals in the homeless and vulnerably housed community in Edinburgh.
Macmillan Cancer Support & Breast Cancer Support - Organisations dedicated in supporting Cancer patients and their families.
British Red Cross - Providing neutral and impartial humanitarian support, improving local services and refugee support in the UK.
Sick Kids Friends Foundation - Helps to fund exceptional equipment, exemplary facilities and resources and innovative research and training over and above NHS provision to create a world class environment of care and support to children, young people, and their families.
Project Trust - Funding for volunteer work to help and support disabled children in South Africa.
St James Palace Foundation - Aiming to make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people. This foundation gives grants to charities working for the direct benefit of the economically disadvantaged or socially marginalised young people, the physically disabled, or those suffering from a mental condition or life threatening or degenerative illness.
The Prince's Trust - A charity that helps young people coping with mental health issues, economically disadvantaged and vulnerable children needing support aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.
The Polar Academy - The Polar Academy identifies ‘invisible’ 14-17 years old secondary school children, crushed by a lack of self-esteem and gives them the chance to redefine their physical and mental limits.
As well as supporting our local charities and organisers, we also hold regular fundraisers for our chosen charity “Crohns & Colitis UK”. Sadly, a few years ago my mum was diagnosed with Crohns disease, this gave me an insight to the disease and incentive to hold yearly fundraising events on world IBD day to raise funds and awareness about this terrible, debilitating disease. Unfortunately, I was also diagnosed in 2017 with Crohns disease after being hospitalised and being very unwell for several years. This only drives me to do more charity work on behalf of Crohns and Colitis UK (to date we have raised over £400) and to continue to support our local unsung hero’s and the amazing and important work they do.
We are currently continuing our passion in supporting our local hero’s and their charities. Already, we feel honoured to be part of many associations and charitable organisations and do our small part to assist the work that they do to build better futures, medicines and equipment, raise awareness, encourage kindness and help, support and care for vulnerable adults, children and animals in their time of need. #Payitforward