Local barber ‘cuts’ out chit chat for Children in Need


LOCAL barber Aidy Glass admits that he isn’t quiet too often… And this is exactly why his charity sponsored silence for Children in Need will prove a monumental challenge.

Today (Friday), the Greencastle man, proprietor of The Barber Shop on John Street,Omagh  has vowed to ‘cut’ out the chit chat for the full day, in the hopes of raising as much money as possible for the charity.
In his nine years of working at the barbers, this is the first time that Aidy has embarked on a fundraiser such as this and so he joked that his silence will be a relief to some of his customers!
However, as his young nephew who lives in Australia is going through a second heart operation in the space of a week, Aidy explained he was inspired to do this quirky fundraiser to give something back to children who are desperately in need.
“It isn’t often that I am quiet, so I reckon that it’ll be pretty tough,” he laughed.
“But I’ll enjoy it, and hopefully I’ll raise a bit of money for this wonderful cause.”
And don’t worry: if you need a haircut that day, fellow employee, Ailin Coleman and apprentice Mickey Mulholland will be on-hand to talk you through your options – and Aidy will be listening in.
• If you would like to donate to Aidy’s sponsored silence fundraiser for Children in Need, pop into The Barber Shop, located at 25 John Street, tomorrow at a time that suits you. Alternatively, you can donate money directly to his email addess ‘’ using PayPal.  
All donations are much-appreciated, and Aidy has thanked everyone in advance for supporting his worthwhile cause.

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