Yesterday a selection of the team and supply chain from Award Winning Fit Out Contractor akp Scotland , decided to try out some new hair-do’s and all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
What started as a joke over lunch in the site canteen at akp’s 80 George St site soon turned into an opportunity to raise a few pounds for a cause close to most people’s hearts. With figures reported by Macmillan Cancer Support of an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, set to rise to 4 million by 2030, every penny raised certainly counts!
The team managed to raise approx £2,000 with donations still flooding in.
Special thanks go to Suresafe Protection Ltd for donating the rather fetching bunnets to keep the cold at bay and to Award Winning Charlie Miller Hairdressing for providing the stylists to carry out the Head Shaves at their Fredrick St Salon.
Roz Malcolm, BD, Marketing & CSR Manager commented; “The group of operatives on site were keen from the offset to use this activity to raise as much as they could for a charity that has at some point over their lives supported them, someone they love or someone close to them; whether it be a family member, friend or acquaintance. So, I reached out to Award Winning Edinburgh Hairdresser Charlie Miller and they were more than happy to accommodate by freeing up space in one of their plush city centre salon’s.
The initiative was part of a an varied Corporate & Social Responsibility programme that akp have been running in conjunction with our Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment project at 80 George Street. I have to say that my decision to take part was rather last minute, but when it came to the crunch I thought – Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t care if you are male or female – and in an industry where we still have work to do in that area I thought taking part would be fitting.”