Bunbury barber raising money for bushfire relief

Shannon VerhagenSouth Western Times
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The outpouring of support for those impacted by devastating bushfires tearing through communities across Australia has been immense.

And South West local Abi Locock is doing her part, opening Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop’s doors on Sunday to raise money to help communities rebuild.

“It’s just heartbreaking to see what everyone’s been going through, especially over Christmas and New Year.

“I’d donated as much as possible on my own, but I felt like I could do more and I have an avenue to do that.”

From 10am until 3pm, the barber will be taking walk-in appointments for haircuts, beard trims and kids’ cuts, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to charity.

All proceeds will be going towards WIRES to help the wildlife and Red Cross to help families that have lost absolutely everything.

Abi Locock

“I also have some Aboriginal art that will be designed for the day which will be sold, and the proceeds will also go towards the charities.”

Since putting the idea out there, Ms Locock said she had received a positive response, and hoped there would be plenty of people through the doors on the day.

“I’ll have a second barber in here to help me so we can get through as many as possible... and get as many donations as possible to help families in need,” she said.

“I’m excited to see how it turns out and I’m so grateful so many people are interested in helping out and donating — helping me help these people.”

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