African orphans’ home naming honour for Aylesbury hair salon

Jess Quarmby (left) and Ali Misseldine of Destiny Hair Salon
Jess Quarmby (left) and Ali Misseldine of Destiny Hair Salon
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An orphan family in Africa has named its new home after the Aylesbury hair salon that funded and built it.

Destiny Hair Salon helped raise £3,000 for the home and staff flew out to help build it.

Now complete, it has a plaque bearing the name ‘Destiny House’ and staff are already focusing on raising cash for other projects.

Stylists Jess Quarmby, 19, and Ali Misseldine, 47, recently returned from two weeks putting the final touches to the building before handing it over to locals.

Ms Misseldine said it was a ‘very emotional but very rewarding’ fortnight.

She said: “It was completely different to anything I have ever done before and it makes you step back and look at your own life and values.”

The salon’s fundraising campaign is in support of the Coco’s Foundation, a charity run by UK hairdressers that helps feed, clothe and house African orphans.

Last year the Fairford Leys team raised £18,000 for the foundation and six staff visited Africa to build a community centre for orphans.