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Gloucestershire Stylists Cuts Hair for the Homeless

by Matthew Batham / last updated April 24, 2017

A Gloucestershire salon stylist is cutting hair for the homeless as part of a charity team working to stamp out drug addiction and bring dignity to rough-sleepers.

Lorna Sales, who works at Cream salon group, spends every other Monday cutting hair and trimming beards at a drop-in centre in Cheltenham, run by Trinity Church.

She started the project after spending time in London’s Charing Cross working with rough-sleepers, some of whom have been sleeping rough for more than 25 years.

The outreach project was organised by Lorna’s friend, author and ex-addict Chris Hill, who wrote Get Your Life Back and set up after losing his brother to drink and drugs.

They teamed up with street barber Pummi – who calls himself The Homeless Barber on Twitter and Instagram – after hearing his incredible story.

“When I heard what Chris and Pummi were doing, I had to take my scissors and go and help,” said Lorna, who moved to Cheltenham from London in October. It’s such an amazing project. I know the problem is huge, but if everyone could just do a little bit, it’d go a long way, and I’m so glad to be working with Trinity Cheltenham because it’s genuinely making a difference.”


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