Barber Theo's appeal to help keep homeless warm this winter

A community-minded Lytham barber has issued a plea for donations of clothing and other items to help keep homeless people warm this winter.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 3:45 pm

Theo Petrocelli, who led the Barbers Against Blades initiative locally to get knives of the streets, is taking in items people can offer at his shop Lucky 13 in Clifton Walk.

He is making the plea as a member of the local branch of the Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes, known as the ‘Buffs’ for short, which is facilitating distributing to the homeless of the Fylde coast.

“It is that time of year where it is getting increasingly cold and wet and as such the homeless are grateful of new clean clothes,” said Theo, who has been a member of the Blackpool and Fylde Province of the ‘Buffs’ for two years.

Theo Petrocelli

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“However we are in a time where money isn’t always needed so myself and the Blackpool and Fylde province of the buffs have decided to be more active on the streets donating clothing initially and hopefully support other street initiatives.

“We are in desperate need of hats, gloves and scarves and survival blankets which can be bought online.

“I initially joined to help with my Barbers against Blades initiative but I found that the Buffs help many charitable causes and have stayed with them. All donations of items can be dropped off at my shop.”

Further details about the ‘Buffs’ are at www.raobgle.org.uk

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