HIGHLIGHTS FOR HOPE 2013
Thank you to all the great supporters for getting involved in 2013. It was a great inaugural event, with 20 local salons coming on board. The llawarra Mercury and some very brave hair models made sure we kicked off with a bang and got us all talking about Mental Health. The major raffle was a great success, getting us part way there in funding another year of operation for the Light and Hope Mental Health Clubhouse for the Illawarra. The clubhouse funds its operation 100% from the donations of supporters and so we are pushing for a bigger and better event in 2014.
The 2013 Raffle Winners
Highlights for Hope: last chance to donate
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Nov. 4, 2013, 5:28 p.m.
The raffle will be drawn tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Novotel at 11am. So today will be your last chance to contribute to this wonderful salon campaign – raising much-needed funds for Wollongong’s Light and Hope Clubhouse.
On behalf of the Light and Hope Committee, I would like to thank each and every Wollongong identity who has been featured in my column over the past seven weeks, who have given up their time and shown admirable sportsmanship in supporting this campaign.
Highlights for Hope lifts mental health awareness
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By GREG ELLIS Nov. 1, 2013, 4:14 a.m.
The campaign was launched because Wollongong’s Light and Hope Clubhouse was in danger of closing.
But Prof Deane was confident the community-wide effort would, at the very least, allow it to keep operating two days a week for the forseeable future.
Quiet achiever’s turn in salon chair
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 29, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
Employed by the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, Lynne has watched the improvements in the lives of so many clubhouse members and she is profoundly committed to educating the Wollongong community in the values and benefits of clubhouse membership.
Angela Saville’s makeover for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 22, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
As the proprietor of Any Time Fitness and Savvy Fitness, Angela is only too aware of the community’s need to embrace the concerns of mental health, as she deals with so many who are facing the shut-down it brings with it that affects most of us, or someone very close to us, at one time or another.
“Physical fitness is medicine for the mind,” she emphasised.
Marianne Saliba’s makeover for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 22, 2013, 8:28 p.m.
“This salon initiative is a very effective way of building real awareness within the community for the urgent needs of the Light and Hope Clubhouse in the Illawarra.”
Proprietor of Dapto Hair and Beauty Lea Hanson stepped up to the challenge of highlighting Marianne’s hair with something a little more adventurous than usual.
“I want to make a real statement with my hair to demonstrate my personal support to this campaign,” she said.
Stephen Jones’ touch of blue for hope
ILLAWARRA MERCURY Oct. 17, 2013, 10 p.m.
Helen’s makeover treat hard to beat
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 15, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
This outstanding gesture is available to all clubhouse members as part of the hairdressers’ support of the campaign. Each of the 20 Highlights for Hope salons have offered to do a makeover for club members, with an open choice of services. It may be a style cut, colour, conditioning treatment, scalp massage or perhaps a beauty service, manicure or a little nail art.
Firies highlight hope
ILLAWARRA MERCURY Oct. 14, 2013, 10 p.m.
It has been heartening to say the least, to see, hear and feel the extraordinary support from all corners of the community, none less than the crew from the NSW Fire and Rescue Wollongong Station.
Bangs highlight hope
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 7, 2013, 10 p.m.
“In fact my stubborn streak is the only streak that would ever be on show with my hair normally, so this is a giant step for me.
“But for this important cause and super salon initiative, I am breaking with tradition and showing some real ‘true blue’ spirit with my two blue bangs.”
Anita is one of a long line of prominent businesspeople and sporting celebrities who have stepped up in support of Highlights for Hope, which has been unfolding in 20 of the Illawarra’s salons for Mental Health Month.
Scalp art shines a light on mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By GREG ELLIS Oct. 5, 2013, 4:01 a.m.
As the managing director of IOH Injury and Occupational Health, which provides healthcare to injured workers, he said he was aware of the importance of a facility to help those with mental health issues gather together and help each other.
Mr Hogg said mental health was becoming an increasingly recognised issue.
Extending the tweeny girl’s hairdo
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 3, 2013, 6:14 p.m.
Debra Murphy’s edgy cut for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Oct. 1, 2013, 5:05 p.m.
Tyson Demos’ wild makeover for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Sept. 26, 2013, 6:34 p.m.
Brittany was keen to paint the town red with her salon’s fantasy colour, Manic Panic. We decided colour shade red fire would provide just the right gusto and brilliant contrast against his new white-hot blond canvas in support of Highlights for Hope – and of course, to head-up a red and white start to the Illawarra Hawks season, due to launch in October.
Lawyer Graham Lancaster lightens up for a cause
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Sept. 24, 2013, 8:30 a.m.
Graham Lancaster, lawyer and director of Access Law Group, took time out of his busy schedule to indulge in a real treat and play a role in the “sister act” at Sisters Hair Design in Wollongong.
Graham admits it is not uncommon for him to do a “selfie” … clipper cut, that is! So all the attention he experienced at the salon was new for him.
IRT chief Nieves Murray’s makeover for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By ROBYN DAVID TE VELDE Sept. 19, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
A message to those suffering in silence
ILLAWARRA MERCURY Sept. 17, 2013, 10:30 p.m.
Everyone needs a ‘‘blond’’ adventure at some stage in their life and Walter Immoos, General Manager of Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, has taken his blond moment to a new height as he faces his demons with Highlights for Hope.
His new blond statement actually highlights a very real statement from deep in his heart, one that has remained unspoken for too long.
Walter Immoos’ makeover for mental health
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By GREG ELLIS Sept. 17, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Flicker of Light and Hope Beckons
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By GREG ELLIS Sept. 16, 2013, 10:03 p.m.
Highlights for Hope Against Mental Illness
ILLAWARRA MERCURY By GREG ELLIS Sept. 14, 2013, 4:30 p.m.