Oxford hair salon opens its doors for Charity

Anne Veck salon in Oxford

Anne Veck salon in Oxford - Credit: Archant

On Sunday January 11, award-winning Oxford salon Anne Veck will support Oxford resident and long-time customer, Rebekka Stredwick, for her charity trip to South Africa, and customers can get involved.

In early February, Rebekka will embark on volunteer work with the South African charity, the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) for three years. HACT is a South African Non-Government Organisation which works with vulnerable adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the poverty-torn townships of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Rebekka will mostly travel by car, around the Valley of 1000 Hills which is located between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. This region has some of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, with one-in-two people infected in some communities. Tuberculosis is also widespread. She will provide support to the Respite Unit, home-based care, HIV/AIDS testing, Anti-Retroviral treatment, counselling, physiotherapy, and palliative care aswell as community and school HIV prevention awareness, positive lifestyle teaching, and peer education and so much more.

As well as giving her time, Rebekka must cover her own flights and costs when she arrives. Anne Veck and team have volunteered their time on Sunday January 11 and all proceeds will go directly to the cost of Rebekka’s flights, with any leftovers to help cover a second-hand car to transport her around the rugged landscape. Rebekka has been a customer at Anne Veck for many years, and when her regular stylist Emmanuel heard of her trip, the entire team agreed to get involved and support. Anne said: “When you think that Rebekka will spend the next three years, travelling around the rugged landscape of South Africa helping people, we felt it was so important to show our support to this amazing lady. We will be in the salon from 10am until 4pm and expect it to be a really fun and energetic day. Rebekka will be there all day to tell everyone exactly where the money is going.”

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