Fundraiser in memory of Wexford woman Emma Quigley is a hair-raising success

Staff from Black Amber pictured with a cheque for €3,500 which was raised by a fundraiser for Hope in memory of Emma Quigley in the studio recently. (l to r)- Moly Ring, Siobhan Hayes, Donna Gardiner, Samantha Fortune, Liam Kennedy, Kate McDonald, Niamh Fleming, Keisha McEarron. Pic: Jim Campbell

Amy LewisGorey Guardian

Emma Quigley’s legacy of kindness is sure to live on in Wexford thanks to a recent fundraiser organised by her colleagues in Black Amber Salon in Gorey.

In recent weeks, Black Amber opened its doors for a charity haircut day in aid of The Hope Centre, welcoming huge crowds from across Wexford and beyond in for cutting and styling. The inspiration for such an event was their dearly-missed friend and colleague, Emma Quigley from Rathnure, who died from a rare form of cancer on March 9 of last year.

Fourteen stylists, including one of Emma’s former colleagues who travelled from Monaghan, joined together for the event, which raised an impressive €3,500 for the cause. A cheque for this amount was recently presented to a representative of The Hope Centre by the Black Amber team.

Speaking soon after the event, owner of Black Amber and one of the event organisers, Liam Kennedy, said that the support from the community was “absolutely excellent”.

“It was amazing to see the amount of people that turned out for the day,” he said. “We couldn’t have asked for better.”