June 05, 2017 // Franchising.com // The Just Cuts™ team, Outback Car Trekkers and the local Griffith community rally to raise money for a life-saving cause.
On Saturday night, the Just Cuts™ team was joined by members of the Griffith community, Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia representatives and participants of the Outback Car Trek at the annual Cut-A-Rama event. Crowds packed the local Victoria Hotel for the event, which raised $13,500 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
Cut-A-Rama is the kick-off event to the Outback Car Trek, held the night before the official trek commences. Eight Just Cuts™ Stylists from all over Australia helped Outback Car Trek drivers create wild hair styles and colours to sport during their week-long trek.
Thousands of dollars were donated by trekkers to see their friends’ heads shaved, clipped, cut and coloured for the cause.
“This was the 19th Cut-A-Rama event that we’ve put on. We’re so proud to be able to support a charity that impacts the lives of so many people across Australia who wouldn’t ordinarily have that kind of medical and emergency support”, says Denis McFadden, CEO and founder of Just Cuts™ and dedicated Outback Car Trek trekker.
Bill Patrick, Chief Organiser of The Outback Car Trek always looks forward to the event. “Trekkers from all over the world have met in Griffith to take part in the traditional Cut-A-Rama night - the opening event of the annual Outback Car Trek. Cut-A-Rama is a wonderful way to start the week, and a great fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. It simply wouldn’t be a Trek without the involvement of the wonderful people from Just Cuts™, who go out of their way to help raise funds for the RFDS.” he said.
Cut-A-Rama is just one small part of Just Cuts™ ongoing commitment to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Every Just Cuts™ salon in Australia receives a donation box for the charity, which is displayed on reception counters all year round, with Clients, Team Members and Owners alike donating their loose change to the cause.
And since first partnering with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 1998, Just Cuts™ has raised over $400,000 for the charity through the annual Cut-A-Rama event, our salon donation boxes and a number of other fundraising initiatives.
For further information about Cut-A-Rama and to organise a photo or interview with Denis McFadden, CEO and founder of Just Cuts™, please contact:
Just Cuts™ Brand
+61(2) 9527 5444
Just Cuts™ Stylists from all over Australia apply for Cut-A-Rama each year, with eight lucky entrants chosen to take part as the Cutting Crew on the night, including:
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres.
Delivered by a dedicated team of professionals, using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, and support by a vast number of volunteers and supporters, the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is vital for those who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia.
Find out more here: https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au.
This year marks the 28th anniversary of the Outback Car Trek, an annual long distance trek that raises money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Since it first began, the Trek has raised in excess of $25 million dollars for the charity.
The 28th Flying Doctor Outback Car Trek will be conducted over 7 days and the 2017 Trek will leave from Griffith in south-western NSW on Sunday morning June 4th, and will travel to Port Macquarie on the north coast of NSW, arriving on Saturday afternoon June 10th 2017.
Find out more here: http://www.outbackcartrek.com.au.
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