Barry faces the chop for charity

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Greater Anglia’s Southend Area Manager Barry Laver was the first in the queue to have his hair cut for charity, when a new salon opened at Southend Victoria station.

Rosco's Express– a new gents hairdressers has recently opened at this busy south Essex station. Ross Taylor the owner decided that during his first week of trading he and his staff would give haircuts for free, asking instead for donations to Havens Hospices and Barry was the first to take to the chair for this good cause.

Havens Hospices incorporates Fair Havens Hospice and Little Havens Children’s Hospice. Havens Hospices provide respite breaks, symptom control and end-of-life care to adults and children across south Essex living with a life-limiting illness and their families. They aim to make their journey-and that of their family- as comfortable as possible, creating special memories along the way. The love and care provided by the hospices is free of charge.

Rosco’s hairdressers raised a total of £221.77 for Havens Hospices during their first week of trading at Southend Victoria station.

Barry Laver Greater Anglia’s Southend Area Manager said “Ross Taylor and his team showed great initiative and generosity in raising funds for Havens Hospices through the gift of a haircut. We’re pleased to welcome Rosco’s to Southend Victoria station - they are a great addition for our customers.”

Havens Hospices Community Fundraiser, Angela Clements said, “Because the care provided by our hospices is free of charge, we rely on people in the community, like Ross and his team, to help us raise the money we need to continue caring. We’re really grateful for the team’s support and wish them well in their new salon.”