Over the years the shop has consistently followed a policy of putting something back into the community and has had so much fun doing it.

Various local causes have benifited from this policy but the main charity supported by the Salon from 1990 is Hospiscare, with which it has a very special relationship.

The fundraising success that the shop has had is solely due to the customers that have been so responsive and supportive of it’s ideas.

Annual raffles, Cycle Rides, Walks, Runs, Cricket Matches, Theme Fun Days, Collecting Stamps, Postcards & Coins have all been, and still are successful fundraisers, but if they had not been supported by people taking part, lending a hand, sponsoring, supplying prizes, buying raffle tickets, little would have been achieved.

For many years customers have put money into the shop’s charity jar – to earn their generosity Alan, Jenny and Sally in the past, as well as many other customers, run in various events throughout the year.

Alan loves his running and cycling, pursuits that have led to a tremendous amount of fund-raising through the support of the shops clients. Alan’s fundraising over 30 years led to him being awarded an MBE in 2002, an honour he attributes to the incredible support of work colleagues, friends and clientele.

Alan is proud to be President of Honiton Running Club also Vice President of SSAFA Devon  and tries his best to support where he can.