Oxford property consultancy firm boss goes blond for charity

Jon Silversides Carter Jonas after

Jon Silversides, partner at property consultancy and estate agents Carter Jonas’ Oxford office has delivered on his promise to ‘go blond’ in aid of local charity Special Effect. 

As the evidence shows, having recovered sufficiently from his 17 year old son’s haircutting the peroxide has now been applied. He’s a Silversides in more than name until his barnet grows back.

Jon in more normal times

Jon Silversides Carter Jonas before








Jon said: ‘Although I’m slightly worried what some of our more traditional clients will think especially when it starts growing out in a couple of weeks, nevertheless it seemed like an apt time to go ahead.

“Why apt? As we’ve all bemoaned the lack of cappuccinos, haircuts, pubs and social contact during lockdown, most of the children that Special Effect help are in long term lockdown of one version of another, either through illness of disability.

With one of the charity’s main events, the Twin Town Challenge, postponed until 2021, I’m hoping that we can continue to raise money, even if it involves looking somewhat stupid for a few weeks.”

Established in 2014, the Twin Town Challenge takes place every two years. To date the event has raised more than £850,000 for SpecialEffect. Twin Town 2020 was supposed to the final event when Organiser Brendon Cross and his team hoped to have taken the fundraising total to over £1m for SpecialEffect.

Since 2014, the event has attracted teams from a wide range of backgrounds, but this year the event has had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

If anyone wishes to support Special Effect donations can be made via the team’s original fundraising page:   www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carter-jonas1