Choosing the chop for Good Friday Appeal

HAIRDRESSERS at Jacs Salon will chop for charity today. 

Owner Leanne Fitzpatrick said the salon would donate all profits from cuts and blow waves to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.  

She said she knew of many of her clients who have had a personal experience with the hospital. 

"It is our fifth birthday so we thought it would be good for the kids," she said. 

"Most people have had a dealing with the hospital, that you talk to.

"It is something that is close to my heart and close to a lot of people's hearts."

Ms Fitzpatrick said she had heard many positive comments about the hospital. 

"It is such a beautiful hospital that you don't think you are in a hospital, especially with the new one," she said. 

"It is a great hospital."

Ms Fitzpatrick said there would also be a sausage sizzle, raffle, balloons and face painting. 

She said the fundraiser coincided with the salon's fifth birthday celebrations. 

Ms Fitzpatrick said owning her own salon had always been her dream. 

"We have five staff, including me," she said. 

"It feels like yesterday that I bought it.

"It's crazy. 

"It has been an amazing experience.

"We have had some great clients who have followed us and we have picked up some others."

Ms Fitzpatrick said she had supported the Good Friday Appeal in a personal capacity but never through her business.  

The salon is open from 9am to 4pm.

It is located in Williamson Street, opposite La Porchetta. 

Ms Fitzpatrick said haircuts for children start at $10, for men at $33 and women at $40. 

She said bookings were not essential. 

"We are encouraging everyone to get along and support this great cause," she said.

"We want to raise as much money as we can."

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