This month’s charity focus is with Armour to Barber.

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A charity helping ex-service personal reinvent themselves within the barbering industry.

The Armour to Barber movement founded by former serviceman Liam Hamilton.

Liam and Armour to Barber

Liam generously devoted 21 years of his life serving in the Coldstream Guards. He was later medically discharged to then be challenged with an adversity that nearly 14,000 forces members face each year- a lack of post- service jobs opportunity.

Liam previously had experience within the barbering industry, this gave him an opportunity to get back to what he was doing before he decided to become a serviceman.  Barbering gave him a platform to build his own business, and hopefully start a career for himself. He was able to develop many skills: trade and leadership, which he is now able to use wisely towards his career.

He decided to join his two past experiences together, with the help of The Bluebeards Revenge, Liam and his Armour to Barber (A2B) programme are now empowering former service personnel  to reinvent themselves, just like Liam wanted to do for himself, he aims to help others develop careers within the barbering industry, with the support desired to do so.

NeoCape and Armour to Barber

Thesis Technology Products Ltd. Is a family business established in the 90’s by a crowd of engineers, technical and finance professionals, designing and manufacturing an increasingly diverse range of solutions including NeoCape (barbers cape.)

NeoCapes water-resistant hair-dressing gown from Thesis Technology, and the charity Armour to Barber decide to collaborate in hope to raise money for ex-service personnel. 100 special edition Jungle and Desert camouflage style NeoCapes were created by Thesis as part of a fundraising idea for Armour to Barber. Each sale of a Camouflage Neocape generated a £10.00 donation to the charity. The collaboration raised more than £1,000.

Matt Woods, Sales and Marketing Lead for NeoCape: “We are very proud to collaborate with Armour to Barber and support this worthy cause. After the success of this initiative we are planning to organise similar events in the future to help raise funds for this amazing organisation.”

At the recent Barber Connect exhibition, Armour to Barber were keen to display the fundraising idea, by displaying the NeoCape on their stands proudly.

Matt Woods adds: “Armour to Barber aims to assist ex-service personnel to transition into civilian life by retraining as professional barbers.  Since its inception Armour to Barber has helped many soldiers to reintegrate through a combination of training courses and work placements with professional barbers. The organisation has proved to be a lifeline to many by providing a network of practical and emotional support needed to re-train, succeed and prosper in the barbering community.”

“Following on from this successful collaboration, we will look to reproduce this positive result with a different material for A2B in the coming year.”

To find out more about Armour to Barber search: armourtobarber.uk

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