We have 2 fundraisers on the go which have so far brought in £21,545! This is incredible and thank you so much.
To date, Open Barbers has distributed £23,500 in hardship fund gift payments to our freelancers and our cleaner with the promise of more to follow while the salon is closed and during a period of restrictions when the salon can finally re-open again. Some team members may not be able to return to work straight away.
Here are some messages from Open Barbers stylists thanking you for your contributions to the hardship fund and what it has meant for them:
“Without the hardship fund I would have really struggled to pay my rent or bills. The fund enabled me and my partner to be able not to get into debt with our landlords, and to know that our living situation was secure. I know I’m very very lucky to have been able to have this help and I’m really so thankful for it, Felix x”
“Thank you all for your kind donations, it has been the difference between having to find other work + childcare and being able to stay safe at home with my little one. Thank you!”
“Open Barbers has literally been the lavender on my pillow lool, I was working so hard in the run up to the lockdown, and the support has meant I’ve actually been able to catch up on much needed rest and sleep okay through this strange time, so thank you ❤❤❤”
“My move to London in search of excitement and adventure fell down very quickly! Open Barbers picked me up and introduced me to the community I’d been looking for. I was ready to run back to Plymouth with my tail between my legs, and now I can’t wait to get back ! I can’t believe the generosity of the Open Barbers family and I’m so grateful to be a part of it!”
“The donations we have received definitely has made a huge difference. It’s help me get by these stressful times. I have felt very look after in terms of financially and health well being. Open Barbers has been there for us as a team and supported us all the way, we are more than just a team, but family. 🌈💈💇🏽♀ Thank you so much Tass 😊 🙏🏽”
“Without this help it would be very complicated because I have 2 daughters and spend more on light, food, etc. And that I am very grateful that you included me in this help. God bless you.”