The Community Outreach Grooming Service Project by Cutty Ranks Barber Salon has again received more funding to continue its work with young male students in St. Lucia.
The project has received a cash donation of EC$1,000 from Flora Care for St. Lucia’s Children, a St. Lucian charitable organisation based in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
The project targets young boys at infant and primary schools in St. Lucia and is the brainchild of Bannah Suffren and his wife Jana, owners of Cutty Ranks Barber Salon, located at Mary Ann Street, Castries.
Some 4,000 haircuts are provided free of charge to selected students each academic year by Cutty Ranks at school across St. Lucia through the support and donations of well-wishers.
Flora Care has supported many worthy charitable projects in St. Lucia over the five years of its existence. Last year Flora Care collected hundreds of book bags and school supplies which were distributed to two schools — Roseau Combined School and George Charles Secondary School.
At a recent outreach at the Gros-Islet Primary school, some 30 students were selected by the school to receive haircuts. In addition, each student was given a package of grooming supplies.
“We take time to teach the boys the importance of hygiene and share with them tips they need to practice daily as part of good grooming; so we are providing caring and guidance and relate this to success in their education and in their personal lives,” Suffren said.