Headfirst at Buckingham Palace!

Jeremy Farber, the founder and owner of Headfirst hair salon in Alwoodley, has surpassed £30,000 in funds raised for various charities over the past decade. He achieved this through sponsored waxing, family fun days, and even transforming his salon into a creperie for a day. As a result of his remarkable efforts, Jeremy received an invitation from King Charles to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace following the Coronation in May.

Expressing his gratitude, the hairdresser stated, "I feel absolutely honored and privileged to receive recognition for my contributions to charity through innovative fundraising events, especially considering that attendees require nominations to attend.

It's not every day that you receive an invitation to meet with royalty in acknowledgment of your work. Additionally, the fact that the garden party coincides with the King's Coronation just adds to its significance.

I'm eagerly anticipating the opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and celebrate the contributions they've made to their own communities."

It was a beautiful day for the Buckingham Palace Garden Party and a great time was had by all.

Throughout his 50-year career in the industry, Jeremy has earned numerous accolades, including Best Community Salon, Best UK Salon Experience, and Yorkshire Evening Post's Salon of the Year.

Reflecting on his accomplishments, he stated, "The Alwoodley community has shown tremendous support whenever we organise charity events, and each year, I eagerly brainstorm new ideas to raise funds for worthy causes."

"Running a business like ours has been quite challenging in recent years, but it's heartening to see people returning to a normal way of life. I encourage everyone to continue supporting their local shops and communities." Jeremy has previously raised funds for sending a young boy and his parents to Disneyland Florida, as well as financing surgery for a local young man with a heart defect. Currently, he is planning his next fundraiser—an open-water swim to raise money for children's diabetes.

Jeremy further added, "Before that, though, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone, past and present, who has contributed to fundraising efforts in any capacity throughout the years. It's truly fantastic to bring the local community together and make a positive impact on the lives of others."