Pioneering UK charity mynewhair, founded in 2006 by renowned celebrity hairdresser Trevor Sorbie MBE, is set to host a charity dog walk event in partnership with The Alverbank Hotel in Gosport and in support of animal welfare charity, Battersea.
The public is invited to attend the Walkies event on Saturday 15th April at GAFIRS Stokes Bay Beach at 1.30 pm, where Gosport Deputy Mayor Cllr Martin Pepper and Mayoress will begin the walk along the shoreline of Stokes Bay.
The event will take place in aid of mynewhair, which supports people living with medical-related hair loss through its nationwide network of Salons that Care and world renowned animal welfare charity, Battersea.
Trevor’s wife Carole Sorbie has so far raised £1,800 in raffle prizes that will be up for grabs on the day, including £150 worth of luxury L'Oréal professional haircare products, £700 cut and colour at Angelo Seminara hair salon in Knightsbridge and a four-ball golf voucher for Cams Golf Club in Portchester.
As well as the walk, there will be competitions for best dog trick, doggie stalls, barbecue with live music along – and a number of high-profile faces will be supporting the event on the day.
The last charity dog walk which Trevor and Carole Sorbie hosted was in 2019 and raised over £2,500 for the medical hair loss charity.
Trevor said: “I’m delighted to announce that we will be hosting another Walkies charity event, this time for two amazing causes, mynewhair and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
“The last charity dog walk we held in 2019 was a fantastic event and I know Carole has put twice as much time and effort into this one to promise another successful and fun day. From raising an incredible amount in raffle prizes to finding well-known faces who will help support, I couldn’t thank her enough.
“I set up mynewhair nearly 20 years in memory of my sister-in-law who lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer. After watching someone experience hair loss first-hand, I knew there was a need for more accessible support and setting up mynewhair has allowed me to fill that gap. I’m so pleased with how far the charity has come and the number of people we have been able to help.
“These events are so important in helping to raise awareness and allows the charity to continue its amazing work supporting people living with medical hair loss, both physically and emotionally.”
Jessica Farey, Challenge and Public Events Assistant at Battersea, said: “It’s great to see so many dog lovers coming together to raise money for Battersea to help us help dogs and cats everywhere. We’re grateful for all of the support and want to thank everyone who is taking part – we hope they have a great time on the day!”
To find out more about Walkies event, visit: https://bit.ly/3Ih3h9k
To find out more about mynewhair visit www.mynewhair.org or via Twitter @mynewhairorg, or follow the charity on Facebook and LinkedIn.
You can donate to the Walkies event via the charities JustGiving page, https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/walkiesformynewhair