Brentwood salon celebrates a decade in business with charity ball


Spargo Hairdressing recently celebrated 10 years in the industry and organised a charity ball to mark the occasion, with all proceeds going to their local hospital and Great Ormond Street.

The ball marked a decade since owner Ian Marshall opened his first salon, and saw the Brentwood business raise a fantastic £5,491.55 for the well-known children’s hospital and Essex County NHS Hospital’s radiotherapy and chemo wards.

Held at Stock Brook Manor Golf Club, 150 guests including clients and friends of the salon enjoyed drinks in the sunshine followed by a three course meal, with entertainment from singers Will Childs, Martin Bell, and a live saxophonist. Bell also acted as compare for the charity auction with prizes including a Lionel Messi signed boot and a One Direction signed montage.

With links to the two hospitals, organisers Julie Day and Rhian Holmwood explained why the Spargo teamed picked their worthy causes:

“We are dedicated to raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital as owner Ian Marshall lost a sister and has recently had another family member treated in there.  When you are ill and have seen the care and dedication of staff first hand it seems natural to do something to make sure others get the same level of support. Many people owe their lives to these hospitals and we are so thrilled to be able to help them continue to keep up to date and functioning well.”

“Every year we try to organise at least one fundraising event to help GOSH,” Day added.  “The next one is already booked and is well on its way to be a great success. Put the date in your diary November 14th 2015 at Orsett Hall.”