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Hair braiding

What is it?

  • Get creative! Do your friends’ hair and support the British Red Cross.
  • Raise money by having a suggested donation for your friends to pay for this service.

What you’ll need

  • A date or dates for your hairdressing sessions
  • Suggested donation prices for each style you offer
  • People looking to have their hair done
  • Friends to do the hairdressing with you
  • A venue for your session
  • Any hairbrushes, hairdryers, ties, clips etc. that you need
  • Permission from your youth leader or teacher
  • A way of making sure everybody knows about it so that they can come along. Think about the ways you can do this – maybe using posters, newsletters or announcements
  • A safe, sealed or lockable place to keep the money you raise
  • Someone who can write a cheque for the amount you raise

Top tips

  • Set your date a few weeks ahead so you have plenty of time to tell everyone about it.
  • If you’re using hair dye, make sure it’s not permanent.

All about the money

  • Once the event is over and you’ve collected all the money, post us a cheque (made payable to the British Red Cross) for the amount you raised, along with a copy of the banking form from the module five facilitator's notes. Our address details are also on the same page as the form.
  • If you have any questions about sending us money or want to ask for other advice, please contact our fundraising team on 0844 412 2728 or

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