A community focused award is being set up by mental health charity Lions Barber Collective. The Sam Wall Award will be given to barbers who have done incredible things to help their community.
“We wanted Sam’s memory to live on and ensure his name is always connected with people who are doing amazing things for their community, just like he did,” explains the collective founder Tom Chapman.
Entrants must be nominated for the award, rather than entering themselves. The winner will receive a stunning, handmade championship belt and will be crowned at an awards ceremony, expected to happen towards the end of 2021.
“We wanted to create something different, so that’s where the idea of the championship belt came from,” adds Tom. “It’s been a real labour of love and the award winner will get to keep the belt even after their year is up.”
We’ll keep you posted with any updates on when the awards will take place in 2021.