MACQUARIE Medi Spa has launched a fundraising appeal for the RFS and owner Karla McDiarmid is hoping the idea goes Australia wide.
For the month of January, Macquarie Medi Spa is donating one dollar from every guest that visits either the Orange or Bathurst salons to the local RFS.
Her staff will also be hosting a volunteer emergency service day at the end of February, for firies, volunteers and emergency services crew who have been fighting fires across the state on behalf of the community.
"The volunteer Firie/Emergency Services day will be for the men and women who have been out fighting the fires and keeping our roads safe," she said.
"They are invited to come in for free for a relaxing shoulder and neck massage and a skin treatment.
We decided this is how we could give back to them to say thank you.Macquarie Medi Spa owner Karla McDiarmid
She said the fires would be causing havoc on their bodies with stress levels and their skin would have been covered in dirt, smoke and hazardous and ageing pollution.
"We decided this is how we could give back to them to say thank you," she said.
Ms McDiarmid said she has also promoted the initiative throughout the hair and beauty industry.
"If all beauty, skin and hair salons took on this initiative for all of January it would help raise amazing funds for every rural fire service in all of the salons locations all over Australia.
"And it means all volunteers would have an opportunity for relaxation - we truly hope all salons and small business's will take on this to give back to our communities," she said.
Ms McDiarmid said she's hoping the fundraiser is embraced by other beauty and hair professionals.
"I am so excited this could potentially go Australia wide," she said.
She said skin companies Dermalogica and Sothys have also shown her idea support, and will supply volunteers and emergency services crews with skin care gifts to take home after their pamper session at the Medi Spas to say thank you.
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