A local barbershop opened up for two Sundays in May to give free haircuts to the homeless community. Cass Bamford, who runs Blades Barbers in New Bradwell, offered haircuts to the homeless on 16 and 23 May.
She hoped that it would bring the local community together while helping those that are in need.
Cass explains: “It’s basically just to help people out and [let them] know that during the pandemic they haven’t been forgotten about.”
Leaflets were handed out to homeless shelters in Milton Keynes offering free haircuts and the local community helped them spread the word. Homeless people were offered a haircut, cup of tea, and a chat at the St James Street-based barbershop.
Cass adds: “We had so much help from our local area. The team were fantastic and the people were great. We will be doing it again for sure!
“It’s hard enough as it is with out anyone thinking they have been forgotten so that’s why I wanted to reach out to the homeless. We are a small local shop and we rely slot on word of mouth.
Cass continues: “It’s been such a rough couple of years for everyone, myself included, as I had just got the shop then [we] went into lockdown – but it’s just to let people know that we are here for others still, here to listen and here to just put smiles on faces.”