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Dereham salon owner prepares for sponsored silence challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:43 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:09 25 March 2019

Jane Rice-Smith, owner of Rouge Et Noir in Dereham, is planning to be silent from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 26, at her salon in the town. Photo: IAN BURT

Jane Rice-Smith, owner of Rouge Et Noir in Dereham, is planning to be silent from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 26, at her salon in the town. Photo: IAN BURT

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A Dereham hairdresser who was moved by the plight of a young homeless man in Norwich is preparing for a sponsored silence which she hopes will raise £1,000 for a Norwich homelessness charity.

Jane Rice-Smith, owner of Rouge Et Noir in Dereham, is planning to be silent from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday, March 26, at her salon in the town.

She decided to raise the money after getting to know the young man over the course of several trips into the city.

She said: “Now it’s getting closer I’m feeling a bit worried.

“I’ve got £700 already so I’m confident I’m going to reach my goal.”

READ MORE: ‘How can they survive?’ - Dereham hairdresser’s sponsored silence for Norwich’s homeless 
The 65-year-old added: “I’m going to do prosecco and chocolates on the day for customers that come and support me.

“I saw the young man in Norwich on Tuesday and he’d had all his money stolen.”

To donate, contact the Rouge Et Noir hair salon.

READ MORE: “We’re all just two pay cheques away from the streets”: A day in the life of a Norwich homeless charity


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