Hair and beauty couldn’t have been further from their minds as 13 intrepid hairdressers from Ruby Mane took on the hardest assault course in England to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
By taking on the 2.5k Military Assault Course in Dorking, the Ruby Mane team also raised an impressive £1300 in sponsorship and hope to raise even more at the salon’s Charity Day this Thursday (23rd July 2015).
Salon Manager Colette said: “We lost count of how many waist deep mud filled smelly ditches we had to jump into and how many walls we climbed! We crawled through sludge with barbed wire above our heads, we pulled ourselves up hill through tunnels with ropes and we went underground in the pitch black whilst wading through water.
“All in all it was a huge challenge – but we all loved it!”
The event started with a health and safety briefing followed by a nervous walk to the start line. The team then worked superbly well together to get through the challenging obstacle course.
However, the event was not without its mishaps! Jen lost both trainers in the boggy mud, never to find them again. Her friend and colleague Sarah dug around in the mud for 20 minutes to try and find the trainers…only to be told that this was the warm-up which should have taken the group a mere three minutes!
Thankfully the group had plenty of support to get them through the gruelling course – so a big thank you to everyone who supported the team on the day and by donating money.
Everyone at Ruby Mane is now looking forward to the Charity Day in salon on Thursday. There will be a blowdry bar, raffle, refreshments and lots of fun! Clients, their friends and family have booked in for a blow dry with our stylists from 9am to 6pm for a donation to the charity.
The Ruby Mane team have been inspired to raise funds because of their very special friend, Lucy, who discovered she had Lung Cancer this year. Lucy is 35 years old and truly inspirational. She is super fit and has run over 50 marathons including 12 ultra marathons with distances up to 104 miles in one run!