Big-hearted barbers from Hoole have been offering homeless people free haircuts.
Staff from Number 47 Barbers on Westminster Road have teamed up with Chester Aid to the Homeless (CATH) to provide trims for their clients.
The thoughtful gesture is the brainchild of apprentice barber Oliver Foster.
Number 47 manager and Oliver’s mum Lynne Foster explained that he was ‘very keen’ to do something for charity and suggested they go and volunteer their skills at CATH.
A 'big success'
“It was a big success and they were thrilled to bits,” Lynne said.
“Everyone was really excited and pleased with what they had done.
“There was one young man going for an interview. It felt as if we had really boosted his confidence.”
CATH wrote on its Facebook page: “A massive thank you to Lynne and Ollie from Number 47 Hoole Traditional barbers.
“They have volunteered at our centre to give our clients a top quality haircut for free. Lovely people!”
With plans to return to make it a regular event, Lynne and Oliver are inviting other local barbers and hairdressers to join them.
Lynne added: “We all know you can be feeling lousy but then you go for a haircut and you feel much better.
“Oliver has decided that it was so worthwhile that he wants to set up a group which can offer their skills for a couple of hours to vulnerable people in general.”
If you would like to get involved, call 01244 637708.