SALONS and barbers are invited to help St Luke's raise £10,000 for patient care.

The hospice has launched a Love is in the Hair campaign to encourage customers to donate just £3.

Andy Bailey, corporate manager for St Luke’s, said: “We’ve always known that a visit to our favourite hairdressers or barbers was high on our list of ‘nice things to do’ but we never quite realised just how much we appreciated it until they were forced to close their doors due to lockdown.

"We want to combine that feel good factor of a fresh haircut to do good for our hospice, whilst at the same time celebrating local businesses who contribute so much to wellbeing and help reduce isolation in our community.

“We are looking for salons to join our campaign and place a Love is in the Hair sticker on their salon mirrors so that customers can text and donate just £3 which will help make a real difference to the lives of local patients and their families.

“It costs St Luke’s £53 for a patient to spend a full day at Day Hospice. If 200 local hairdressers and barbers signed up and managed to collect that amount each, it would raise a massive £10,000 and help support 200 Day Hospice patients.”

Cathy Harrison of Sutton’s Hair Salon on Witton Street, Northwich, said: “We are pleased and proud to support such a worthy cause."

Other salons that have pledged to support the campaign include Helen's Hair Salon, Witton Street, Fox Hairdressing, Chester Road, Francesco Group Hair Salon, Kingsmead, Regency Way and Jazz Hair Salon, Lime Avenue, Weaverham.

Salons and barbers can register online at to receive their campaign pack of posters and stickers. To donate text lovehair to 70085 to donate £3.