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Hello Sailor! Our sea-themed charity walk

We have raised a fabulous £600 for the New Lives Charity, following a walk in sea-themed fancy dress from Canterbury to Whitstable, along the famous Crab and Winkle Way. On a beautiful sunny Sunday in August, we joined others in support of this wonderful charity, dressed as shrimp, a shark and even an octopus among other coastal costumes – with a pirate captain (Katie’s 7 year old son Ben) leading the charge! We had a few strange looks and lots of support from those we met along this well-trodden coastal route.

Katie said “We had a great time on the walk, and thanks to the generosity of local people we met on the way, and donations to the salon, we have been able to help this really worthwhile cause.”

New Lives is a Canterbury based charity set up by the family of salon client Sharmani Ripley to provide support to an orphanage in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  So far, New Lives has provided computers, clothing, medicines, educational and sports equipment to the orphanage in addition to donating contributions towards food and clothing. The charity is always looking for donations and supporters, anyone interested can contact them via their website

Written by tc_su