Fleet Barber offering haircuts in return for donations to Gladís House
To support the vital work being carried out in Mombasa by charity Gladís House, Hart Barber Shop is using its skills to raise money. On Monday 22nd January, anyone happy to make a donation to the charity will be given a haircut at the barbers in Hart Shopping Centre.
Gladís House Charity helps street children and young people who live on the streets of Mombasa, Kenya. The Charity, which is run by Hampshire-based Clifford Ferguson and his daughter, Vicky Ferguson, helps reunite children with their families, places children with foster families, supports children into full-time education and uses sports programmes to engage with the children and provide practical and emotional support.
Clifford Ferguson is positive about the impact that Hart Barberís initiative can have. ďLast year, we supported 1,869 children and young people living on the streets, dumpsites, in prisons and in the community,Ē he said. ďFor £3 a month we can provide a care pack for a child in prison. £10 pays for a child or young person to attend our drop-in programme where they can access education, counselling, food, football and clean water for a month. £100 pays for a child or young person living on the streets to return to school. The donations made by Hart Barber Shop customers will make a huge difference for some of the worldís most desperate young people. And anyone donating will get a great haircut too.Ē
If you would like to donate to Gladís House and get a free haircut on 22nd January, drop into Hart Barber Shop Ė no need to book.
Hart Barber Shop
Hart Barber Shop is situated at 38a hart shopping centre, Fleet / Hampshire GU51 3LA
Gladís House began when Director, Bokey, and Chief Executive, Vicky, would hold a weekly kick about on Thursday mornings with young people living on the streets of Mombasa. Vicky was in Kenya in 2005 Ė 2006 volunteering with street children and working for the Head of Social Work, Bokey. After a moving and challenging five months Vicky knew that her work with street children was only just beginning. Bokey and Vicky decided to work together to support those children that everyone else deemed too challenging. That was in June 2006, all these years later and that vision is a reality. Gladís House has created an organisation that meets the needs of thousands of children and young people.
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