Just Cuts has proudly announced the success of its philanthropic, pre-Christmas campaign with #Hearts4Sane raising $20,000 for SANE Australia. Clients and staff came together to purchase over $16,000 SANE Hearts in salons in just five days, all of which were displayed in salons. They also wrote heartwarming notes, which combined with the heart gesture and donations to help those affected by complex mental health issues.

“I’m amazed by this effort from our 2,500 Australian stylists and their Clients for SANE Australia,” said Just Cuts CEO, Amber Manning, who presented a cheque for the donations at the Just Cuts Academy in Caringbah, Sydney. “I was incredibly proud to scroll through social media shots of salons covered with blue hearts over our 5 day fundraising drive, and the amount raised by our clients and teams is especially impressive considering COVID has impacted trading for so many small businesses like ours.”

Amber Manning and Rachel Green

“COVID continues to influence our lives and by extension our mental health, so I congratulate Stylists and Clients on this tremendous contribution to SANE Australia which will make a big difference for so many people suffering from complex mental health issues right now,” she continued.

SANE Australia supports people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as their carers, friends and family. The organisation will use donations to reinforce existing support services including a national freecall help centre with experienced counsellors and online chat capability and 24/7 moderated online forums with live chat.

“I’m delighted to see Just Cuts recognise the critical importance of SANE’s peer and counselling support services, which provide a vital lifeline during COVID-19,” said SANE CEO, Rachel Green. “I thank the Just Cuts community for raising awareness and funds to help us support those living with complex mental health issues, their families, friends and carers.”

For more information visit www.justcuts.com.au