Saks Apprenticeships working together to help the most vulnerable in 2020

Saks Apprenticeships have an amazing tradition of working with charities and where 2020 has put a stop to a lot of things nothing can stop the amazing apprentices, educators, employees and employers we work with from continuing this fantastic deed.

During 2020 we have seen many of the people who work with Saks Apprenticeships do their bit for charities local to them.

Joe’s Head Shave

Joe Fox a Barbering apprentice at Owen Hair Design in Rainham, Kent made the ultimate sacrifice and shaved his own head to help with the Covid-19 relief effort.

Having seen the difficult circumstances faced by everyone he decided that he could lose his hair to raise some much need cash to go towards supporting the most vulnerable people in our society.

Joe did a fantastic job and raised over £550 for his chosen charity as well as ending up with, we think you will agree, a fantastic new look.

Ella King and client donating to The Little Princess Trust.

Ella King one of our amazing apprentices, from Wish Hairdressing in Maidstone, had just completed her End Point Assessment and her model for the EPA donated her hair to The Little Princess Trust.

Even during the unprecedented events of Covid-19 The Little Princess Trust was still accepting hair donations to help them provide a wig for every young person who needs one!

Wish Hairdressing regularly donate hair to The Little Princess Trust and Ella who has worked there throughout her apprenticeship and her fantastic model wanted to continue this amazing tradition.

Darlington Academy Staff, Educators and Apprentices

During the last few days of the second lockdown Saks Academy Darlington held a food bank appeal where the staff, educators and learners all donated their tins and packets of food, sweets and other food items to the Kings Church Food Bank in Darlington.

The amazing appeal managed to collect two huge boxes of donations, just in time for Christmas, which were very gratefully received by the team at Kings Church. The two boxes will go towards helping the most vulnerable people in Darlington at a time when no-one should go without.

During the pandemic Kings Church have seen a 40% increase in the use of their foodbank and are supporting over 400 young people and families as well as other food banks in the area.