Since we lost my mother-in-law, 8 years ago, I have always donated time and money – every year to fight cancer. Last year was different.
Salon Pernille Bjoern
Læssøegade 3 st tv
Odense C 5000
COVID has been a game changer for everyone. During the first lockdown in Denmark, I remembered thinking – “how are we going to survive this financially?” But then I thought – we are lucky. We are a happy family, we are healthy, and we will always have food on the table.
As we came closer to Christmas, the numbers of people being sick with COVID were getting very high again. On December 1, I decided that something must be done, to all those families and children, who might not be getting the Christmas they had hoped for. Maybe the parents lost their job, the business went bankrupt, due to restrictions they weren’t allowed to see their families, and so on. So I started a movement.
I asked all my clients for 2 weeks, to donate a gift for someone. A child, a mother, or a father. I thought we might end up with 20 gifts or so. But on December 17, I packed 150 gifts, for children, and their parents. I called local businesses to donate gift cards for dinners, to bowl, cinema and so on. The local community, and my clients really stepped up. And I am confident, that this year, the donations will be even more.
I took place in December 2020. It will be an ongoing event, and this year, I will also start a donation for toys for the children’s hospital.