Cut­ting it for charity

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR LIFE -

THE Lord Mayor of Coven­try was among the first to get a trim at a new Coven­try bar­bers on its open day.

Gould Bar­bers opened last Fri­day and of­fered free hair­cuts in ex­change for a dona­tion to men’s health charity Movem­ber.

The bar­bers, lo­cated in­side the Tesco Ex­tra store next to the Ri­coh Arena, raised £337.

Broth­ers Leigh and Dar­ran Gould own the grow­ing chain and chose to fundraise for Movem­ber as Leigh was di­ag­nosed with tes­tic­u­lar can­cer in 2015.

Leigh said: “I’m com­pletely fine now and cer­tainly one of the lucky ones. As there’s such a strong per­sonal con­nec­tion to men’s health in our fam­ily, we feel it’s ap­pro­pri­ate to sup­port Movem­ber at all our forth­com­ing open­ings this year.

“So thank you to ev­ery­one who do­nated, and we also have a Movem­ber fundrais­ing page if any­one would like to con­trib­ute to our fundrais­ing. It means we’re on tar­get to reach our goal to raise over £3,000 from shop open­ings.”

The Coven­try store was of­fi­cially opened by Coun­cil­lor John Blun­dell, the Lord Mayor of Coven­try.

He said: “It was a plea­sure to of­fi­cially open Gould Bar­bers in Coven­try. I’m very im­pressed with their set-up and all the bar­bers have been hard at work dur­ing their open­ing day. I hear this is their big­gest shop so far, and I wish Lord Mayor of Coven­try Coun­cil­lor John Blun­dell

takes a seat them ev­ery suc­cess for the fu­ture.”

There has been an in­vest­ment of over £60,000 in the Coven­try branch, which will have ca­pac­ity for 10 full-time bar­bers and at least one ap­pren­tice po­si­tion.

Fur­ther do­na­tions to the Gould Bar­bers Movem­ber fund can be made at uk.movem­ber.com/ events/view/id/e9j8

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