Eyebrow pencils needed for Portsmouth firm's fundraising quest

A COSMETICS clinic is appealing for people to donate unwanted eyebrow pencils as part of a charity fundraiser

Thursday, 22nd September 2016, 5:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:33 pm
Karen Gunning, left, trainer for the Clinical Academy based at Changes with Naomi O'Hara Picture: Sarah Standing (161282-7088)

Permanent Cosmetics at Changes Clinic of Excellence at 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, is raising cash for Alopecia UK.

Naomi O’Hara, 39, opened the site in 2007 and came up with the idea, which will see her donating £5 for every eyebrow pencil donated.

As well as many other procedures, her clinic offers medical tattooing and is often referred to by surgeons.

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She said: ‘I had the idea when a lady came in to have her eyebrows done.

‘She had alopecia and it was a bit of a wake-up call, so I decided it was something we could raise money for.’

Alopecia is a hair-loss condition that can affect anyone.

The charity scheme is aimed not just at women who have had their eyebrows done but anyone with an old eyebrow pencil.

And with no intention of stopping at the end of September, Naomi plans to raise money for a different charity each month.

‘Next month is cancer awareness month so we’d like to do something for that,’ she added.