Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation launches new fundraiser #LockdownChopdown

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation launches new fundraiser #LockdownChopdown
July 15, 2020

After three months of waiting, hairdressers across Scotland have opened their doors and are welcoming clients back onto their premises. To mark this occasion Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, the official charity partner of NHS Lothian, has launched a fundraising initiative called #LockdownChopdown.

The charity is calling for anyone who has been desperately waiting for hairdressers and barbers to reopen, to have some fun by sharing their before and after pictures, nominating two friends to do the same, then donating £2 to their NHS Lothian COVID-19 Appeal.

Mark Derry was ecstatic to be one of the first to get his hair chopped. Mark said:

“I was over the moon when the barbers finally reopened. My hair and beard were getting crazy! I was desperate to get them sorted. I wanted to support #LockdownChopdown and NHS Lothian because when my mother-in-law was seen at the Royal Infirmary A&E, the staff took fantastic care of her and made sure they ran tests and gave her everything she needed before she was released. This is my way of saying thanks while having some fun!”

Tu Edwards, Community and Events Fundraiser at Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, said:

“#LockdownChopdown is a great way to have some fun whilst raising money to support NHS Lothian staff and patients both during and in the recovery from the pandemic. From responding to urgent and immediate needs when they arise, to implementing long term wellbeing support plans, every donation, big or small, will continue to make a huge difference to our NHS Heroes, and those they care for, in the ongoing fight against Coronavirus.”

To find out more about how you can get involved in #LockdownChopdown, visit www.bit.ly/lockdownchopdown