NEWS: Prince Bishops Shopping Centre raises funds as part of Dementia Action week
The community united on Wednesday 23rd May in support of the Alzheimer’s Society with a special event held at Prince Bishops Shopping Centre.
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Leesa Bennison braved the chop and had her own hair cut off raising over £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society. In addition, the hair which was cut off by Wendy Buttleman, Manager of Toni & Guy Durham, was then donated to The Little Princess Trust, a charity which specialises in making real hair wigs for cancer-stricken children with families that can't afford them.
Richard Toynbee, Manager of Prince Bishops Shopping Centre said: “Prince Bishops Shopping Centre love to be involved in events such as this. We work hard to continually raise awareness for North East based charities and we aim to work with as many charitable causes in Durham as possible to help.”
As an ambassador since 2013 of The Little Princess Trust, Sally Beauty Durham have previously raised over £210,000 for the charity.
Lisa Palmer, Manager of Sally Beauty in Durham said: “We are super proud to support both The Little Princess Trust and Dementia Awareness week. They are both fantastic charities that are close to our hearts.”