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Get On Your Bike For Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

Get On Your Bike For Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

John Frieda and celebrity friends join Ibiza cycle challenge to raise vital funds.

Hairdressing entrepreneur John Frieda and celebrity friends are once again calling on the hairdressing industry to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity by joining them for an incredible cycling adventure. John who has supported the charity for a number of years will be joined by DJ Pete Tong, fellow hairdresser Lee Stafford and fiancé Jessica Jane Clement.

Taking place between 3-6 May, the testing two day Round the Island cycle challenge covers an impressive 135km or 190km (dependent on ability) of the beautiful island of Ibiza, ending with a celebratory party in Pacha.

The challenge is part of the HAIRraising appeal, which brings together the UK hairdressing industry to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Having reached its original target of raising £1 million towards new operating theatres at the hospital, the appeal now aims to raise a further £1 million towards a new Respiratory Unit.

The unit will provide more space and privacy for families, including spacious bedrooms with en suites which will enable parents or carers to sleep by their child’s bedside overnight, and a high dependency unit will provide parents and carers
to rest in comfort throughout the day and also provide ample space for medical equipment.

John Frieda said of the appeal “I’m thrilled to be working with the charity once again and I am so proud of what the HAIRraising appeal has achieved so far. The Ibiza cycle challenge will be a tough adventure for cyclists but I’m sure the beautiful surroundings and such a worthwhile cause will spur them on as they negotiate the whole Island on two wheels for a truly unique experience”.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity spokesperson Laura Savory added “We are delighted that John Frieda and the rest of the hairdressing industry are continuing their wonderful fundraising efforts. If you or your salon is unable to take up the cycle challenge there are so many other ways to get involved, details of which are provided on our website.

The funds raised are crucial to developing the Respiratory Unit which will make a real difference for patients and families.” If you fancy cycling with John Frieda and his team, please go to www.gosh.org/ibiza There is a £75 non-refundable registration fee and cyclists must raise a minimum of £1,200 for HAIRraising to participate.

For more information on the HAIRraising appeal, and fundraising ideas, go to www.gosh.org/hairraising

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