Eastbourne-based group Training for Employment has raised almost half the amount needed to become a registered charity thanks, in part, to Oscar’s Hair and Beauty Salon.
The scheme, which aims to help people train and acquire skills ready for employment, needs £5,000 in order to become an official charity and their current tally was increased after an £800 donation by the Cavendish Place salon.
Oscar’s has been running a scheme whereby they give clients a choice of either giving a £2 donation and receiving £10 off their service, or paying the full price of the treatment with Oscar’s then donating the £10.
With the voucher proving a big success, the salon has agreed to keep it up for another two months in order to raise further funds for Training for Employment.
TfE also raised £1102 from a prize draw held last month and look to run a second similar event in the near future.
As well as helping them become a registered charity, the funds will allow TfE to buy secure some premises in the town, which will prove helpful in the training process.
TfE helps those who may struggle to find employment, such as homeless people, ex-convicts or single mothers. The scheme also guarantees employment upon completion of the course.