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Barbers Against Blades

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raised of £100,000 target by 58 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to raise money for the running of Barbers Against Blades C.I.C and to help fund youth community projects & education on knife crime nationwide

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I am a barber with an established barber shop in Somerset. Knife crime is rife across the UK but it is not being talked about enough. I think many people are not aware of the severity of the situation and believe it is only a problem in the "big cities" this is 100% NOT the case.

I am always being asked for my advice on all manner of subjects on a daily basis and offer reassurance to clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages. I am regularly a confidante to my customers who are often able to share private information more easily with me than with close family members or authorities. Most barbers would agree with me that this is the norm and this is where the idea Barbers Against Blades was born. With the worrying increase in knife crime I believe that as barbers we have the perfect platform to raise awareness and provide a safe non judgemental place to chat about the reality of knife crime at street level.

We would like for members of the public who have concerns about knife crime to have somewhere to talk in confidence with their barbers, ask advice, voice concerns and even deposit a knife without judgement, consequence or explanation.

We want to see our Barbers Against Blades window stickers on the doors of barbershops nationwide and in doing so raise money for youth community projects and education. We believe that taking knives of the streets is awesome but if we can stop any youth picking up a knife in the first place even better!

We quietly launched our website, Facebook and Instagram on 29th July 2019 and without any promotion we are steadily gaining credible followers and have had an overwhelming response from barbers nationwide wanting to sign up to the cause. We will be exhibiting at The MasterBarber Live 2019 show on 8th September and you can read our story in the next issue of Modern Barber Magazine.

We have been given donations in person through our barber shop but have also been asked if we had a "just giving" page for direct donations.... So here it is.... help us to #FADETHEBLADE

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    • Adam Home

      Adam Home

      Feb 15, 2020

      Hi it’s Adam here from mister barber LTD Thanks for making this easier for me and also it’s a great cause, dm me on fb your account details and I’ll send the money for the extra T-shirt for staff. 💈

      £10.00

    • Sara Charles

      Sara Charles

      Feb 15, 2020

      Hi guys it’s Sara charles from Kwikkutz high street Wombwell looking forward to working with you for this great campaign

      £6.00

    • Ellie McCann

      Ellie McCann

      Feb 1, 2020

      Fantastic cause.. well done everyone involved 💈❤️

      £10.00

    • Tony Batty

      Tony Batty

      Feb 1, 2020

      Tony's Barbers shop .. 20a racecommon rd .Barnsley . South yorkshire . S701BH

      £8.00

    • Westwood’s Barbershop & Social

      Westwood’s Barbershop & Social

      Feb 1, 2020

      A great cause and something we’re happy to help! #fadetheblade

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 1, 2020

      Hi. Is Sandro (#Barber_sc14) as arranged with David follows my monthly donation.

    • Lizzy Tucker

      Lizzy Tucker

      Feb 1, 2020

      Awesome cause ! in a former life it was my job to get knife crime under control. As a barber for several decades I can wait to get at least one blade off the streets.Kudos for starting this campaign !

      £10.00

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    Barbers Against Blades

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    We are a community interest company fighting knife crime at street level through a community of like minded barbers ! #FADETHEBLADE

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