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Local Penzance Barber Offers Free Haircuts to the Homeless

Giving back to the community

On the 29th of March, Steve Bell, owner of Fatty’s Barbershop in Penzance posted this touching post on Facebook:

As from April 2017 fattys barbershop will be giving free hair cuts and beard trims to the homeless. #givingbacktothecommunity please share

Posted by Fatty's Barbershop Penzance on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 

His post quickly received over 100 shares on social media and grabbed the attention of the press. Steve Bell’s kind gesture to give back to the Cornish community by giving free haircuts to the homeless has warmed the hearts of many.

Photo Credit: Greg Martin

Kind and humble Steve states that a fresh haircut may not be much but it “could mean a lot to someone who it without a home”. He continues to say that he has received wonderful reactions so far and is eager to learn more and chat with those less fortunate.

James Sherringham, who is only 36 years old and has been homeless since 2010, was one of the first to accept Steve’s generous offer of a free haircut.

Photo Credit: Greg Martin

James looks a lot happier and sharper with his new look, remarking that he was “looking a treat”. This truly shows how a small gesture can truly help someone in need and potentially give them the opportunity to turn their lives around.

Fatty’s normal opening hours are 9:00 am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 8:30am to 2pm on Saturdays for those looking to help out a homeless friend or to treat themselves to a haircut.

With 5* reviews on Facebook, a competitive price and a big heart – is there anywhere else to go to freshen up your look?

Share with your friends to spread Steve Bell’s kindness!

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