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Hospital. The Rowing Foundation, London Youth Rowing, Fields in Trust and Futures for Kids will also benefit, creating a healthier future for all.

Every second counts T To add to StreetSmart, Jennie Blouet has also been working on setting up a similar scheme relating to hotel room nights under the SleepSmart banner which launched this year and has already signed up a fair number of hotels including The Zetter nearby the Barbican.

This new campaign aims to provide comfort and hope to people who live on the streets near hotels where guests stay in style and runs alongside StreetSmart during the months of November and December and guests in participating hotels will be asked to donate a voluntary £1 on their final hotel bill.

SleepSmart has already struck a chord with London hoteliers keen to give something back to the local community, and it promises great fund raising potential.

Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2012 - Fit for the Future


ord Mayor David Wootton’s chosen appeal theme ‘Fit for th

e Future’ aims

to promote better health opportunities for all, including those from some of the UK’s most deprived areas such as Tower Hamlets where 50% of local children live in poverty and where infant mortality is double the national average. 2012 will see the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as well as the London Olympics and Paralympics so it’s an ideal time to make sure that we are all ‘Fit for the Future’. The money raised through the appeal will touch the lives of many by helping to improve trauma care, helping to relieve poverty and hardship and by giving young people from deprived areas new sporting opportunities. The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2012 will help five charities – the primary being Barts and The London Charity on behalf of the Trauma Unit at The Royal London


he Trauma Centre at The Royal London Hospital is the UK’s flagship trauma and emergency centre and has pioneered and refined trauma care, leading to patients having a 38% greater chance of survival following major trauma than the national average. The centre is planning to use part of the money raised from the Appeal to purchase a revolutionary mobile scanner which will be one of only three in the UK. David Wootton says: “This ambitious Appeal will benefit many - those who are ill or injured and need top-class and immediate medical attention and those who need open spaces and sporting facilities to help enjoy healthier lives, a vital component of the London Olympics legacy...My sporting background is as an oarsman and I also want to use this Appeal to benefit charities that offer rowing as a healthy activity to disadvantaged young people, particularly in London.”

Appeal Events T

here are six exciting Appeal Events to take part in throughout the year: St Paul’s Carol Service on 20th

December, Indoor Rowing Championship on 28th February, Abseiling Challenge in June 2012, Fathers & Daughters Evening on 17th July, 10K Race on 16th September and The Grand Finale Ball in October 2012. To get involved with the Appeal’s fundraising events or to find out how you or your organisation can donate to the appeal visit


BUSINESS NEWS A Secret Tearoom?


he newly opened Secret Tea Room is located in a parlour above the Smithfield Tavern, 105 Charterhouse Street (along from Malmaison & Café du Marché) and offers traditional English teas - choice of loose leaf tea with homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches - served on cake stands. Decoration is triumphantly 40’s and 50’s vintage. Crockery designs vary from table to table. The windows overlook the top of Smithfield market.

A collection of ornaments and 1940’s photos adorn the mantelpiece and walls –

in one picture the late Queen Mother holds a baby Prince of Wales from 1946. Perry Como sings Santa Lucia beautifully from an old record player. It is a quirky and unusual place for tea and the delightful Elodie and Sheena, the ladies running the tea room, make it pleasant and friendly. Full Traditional English Teas are £16.00, Cream Teas £6.50. Open Mon-Sat noon to 9pm Sun Noon- 6pm.

Shai Hair opens at Virgin Active Barbican

just taken over the hair salon in Virgin Active Barbican. Her devoted clientele of Barbican residents and City workers –


hai is a stylish, dynamic young hairdresser with fifteen years of hairdressing experience and she has

Jenny Blouet with StreetSmart supporter, broadcaster Richard Bacon, at this year's launch party held at No. 11 Downing Street.

ladies and gents – wouldn’t go anywhere else for hair cuts, colours and styling. Following ten years working as a Senior Stylist for the previous owners of Virgin Active Barbican’s hair salon and then a stint at Glass in Carthusian Street, Shai has re opened and re branded the Virgin Salon as Shai Hair.

Hairdresser Jon, who has worked with Shai for the past fifteen years, joins her. Together they make a great team and give

The Shai Hair Salon in Virgin Active

The Secret Tearoom above The Smithfield Tavern

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