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Yorkshire Housing tenant Tabitha Gilpin recently set up a specialist hair salon with a particular focus on helping both women and men restore their self-confidence and self-image by offering hair loss treatments. This brought her into contact with the charity ‘One Woman at a Time’ which seeks to support women to overcome social disadvantage, especially in Africa, on issues including female genital mutilation.  The charity is now building support networks in The UK. 

As a result Tabitha recently held a garden party on behalf of One Woman at a Time charity at Elite Hair salon, Micklefield. There were over 100 guests, mainly women, at the event. Speaking there was charity patron Leanne Brown, star of Housewives of Cheshire TV programme. Some of the other Yorkshire Housing businesses at the event included Naughty but Nice Chocolates from Doncaster; Emily Godfrey with “The Secret Garden” ethical cosmetics and Mark Will Foster providing the photography. This was the first UK event of its kind for the charity.

Tabitha Gilpin, Yorkshire Housing tenant and hair extension technician, said: “It was great to host this event for One Woman at a Time charity. Our fundraising will help women across the world and will be enough to buy 44 girls reusable sanitary pads for three years.


“This will mean that instead of girls having to using cardboards or rags and missing education every month, they can keep attending school and have dignity during menstruation.”

Leanne Brown, charity patron from One Woman at a Time, said: “Thank you so much to Tabiha for a beautiful afternoon raising awareness and valuable funds for One Women at a Time.


“What Tabitha does at the Elite Hair Salon is such an inspiration, by making bespoke hair grafting pieces for people that have lost their hair prematurely or through illness.”

John Bolton, Yorkshire Housing business enterprise coach, said: “Yorkshire Housing are really happy to get behind such a good cause and we are really proud that it was such a successful event.


“It’s also great to see that Tabitha’s business is going from strength to strength.”

You can find out more about Tabitha’s salon here.  

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Pictured are Tabitha Gilpin (L) and Leanne Brown (R)
Celebrity backs tenant’s charity garden party