Hair salon gives £2,000 to Horsham charities

JPCT 130114  Tracy Bassett, left, owner of T Cuts hair salon, Horsham is donating a day's takings to charities once a month this year. Pictured with stylists Dom Berwick (middle) and Marisa Campbell. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00320140113155102
JPCT 130114 Tracy Bassett, left, owner of T Cuts hair salon, Horsham is donating a day's takings to charities once a month this year. Pictured with stylists Dom Berwick (middle) and Marisa Campbell. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00320140113155102
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A Horsham hairdressers has donated nearly £2,000 to local charities raised through customer donations and a day’s takings each month.

Tracy Bassett, owner of T-Cuts in Swindon Road, made the pledge to support a different cause each month and the total came to £1,838.19.

She said: “I fancied doing something different and it was coming up to the end of the year. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions so I thought I would do something for charity instead.

“I’ve got a lot of customers who are volunteers for different charities and I’ve seen the work that they do.”

She supported a different charity each month.

Roundabout Talking News will use its donation of £147.78 to pay for sound boxes for visually impaired people. The Horsham League of Friends, which helps people at Horsham Hospital has told Tracy they will use her donation of £156.41 to pay for activities such as music therapy for patients.

Also benefitting were Age UK Horsham, the Butterfly Project which helps adults with learning difficulties, The Springboard Project for children and young people with disabilities, the Horsham Society and Chesworth Rangers.

She gave almost £170 to the Horsham branch of the Alzheimer’s Society and she hopes the salon will get its Dementia Friendly status this year.

She said: “We have a few ladies and gents come in. It’s a challenge when they ring thinking you are the taxi.

“It’s hard seeing them go downhill, especially when you’ve seen them being completely normal.”

Dementia Friendly Communities is as Alzheimer’s Society scheme focusing on improving the inclusion and quality of life of people with dementia.