In 2009 Hull hairdresser Caroline Abuelo lost her fight against cancer but her friends and colleagues at East Yorkshire’s Unique Salons have continued to honour her memory each year with Caroline’s Day, raising funds for cancer charities.
Over the past decade Caroline’s Day has raised over £40,000 and is back for its 10th anniversary year with ambitions to be bigger than ever. This year’s charity partner is the Daisy Appeal, which is about saving local lives through early diagnosis of cancer, heart disease and dementia.
Allan Smith, Unique Director said “It’s a wonderful way to remember Caroline each year, she was a fabulous member of our Unique family and she was an amazing individual. Each year we raise money for a great cause, and come together to remember one of our dearest friends.
“Caroline was instrumental in the establishment of Unique Salons and she was an inspirational Director. We’ve got a very loyal team and many of them share great memories of Caroline. It fabulous to see her legacy passed on to new joiners.”
Claire Levy, Daisy Appeal Fundraising Director said: “This is a remarkable story, keeping the memory of Caroline alive with an annual fundraising day; It’s an incredible tribute to her and testimony to the high regard of her colleagues. We are very grateful to Unique Salon for selecting the Daisy Appeal as the beneficiary of Caroline’s Day in its tenth anniversary year.”
This year Unique Salons are inviting people to attend the Unique Olympics, a fun family day at Blackburn Leisure Centre in Brough on Sunday 11 August.
Unique Salon Director, Sharon Windle said: “This is a sports day with a twist which will see salon teams battling it out for gold medals in elite sports such as egg and spoon racing and the three legged race.
“We’re really excited to say we’ve got special guests from the Tomy Coyle Academy joining us on the day. There’s loads to do, with with a BBQ, juice bikes, keep fit warm up, children’s games, face painting, tombola and much more. The fun kicks off at 12.00pm at the Blackburn Leisure Centre in Brough and we’re really looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to have a great day out with family and raise loads of money for the Daisy Appeal.”
If anyone can’t make it to the fun day, they can still get involved by visiting one of our salons in Cottingham, Hessle or Beverley and taking part in fundraising activity there, or just visit our JustGiving page.