Gould Barbers will open at the Tesco Extra on Waverley Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham on November 30, and will raise funds for Movember during its opening event.
A new barbers will offer free haircuts for charity donations when it opens its doors at the Tesco Extra on Waverley Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham on Friday (November 30).
Gould Barbers will be raising funds during its opening event for the men’s health charity Movember. Haircuts will be available between 7am and 6pm.
Leigh Gould, who owns the growing chain with his brother Darran, said: “Movember is a very worthwhile cause and works hard to raise awareness about men’s health issues.
“In 2015, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I’m completely fine now, I was one of the lucky ones, but we all felt Movember was an important charity to support after my personal experience.”
The Nottingham branch will be the third Gould Barbers in the Midlands region after Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon and Walsall.
Others are located across the East of England and Hertfordshire – and at each opening the barbers have raised funds for Movember. So far, they have raised close to £2,500.
He added: “Visitors are welcome to pop in for a free haircut, we just ask if you could make a donation towards our fundraising efforts.
“In the coming months we will be opening two more barber stores and will be continuing our fundraising efforts for the men’s health charity Movember, as we aim to raise £3,000.”
Leigh and his brother Darran worked in their father’s own barber shop for 20 years before starting their own business in Norfolk.
In 2016, they partnered with Tesco and entered retail space at their nearby Tesco Extra store in King’s Lynn.
After their initial launch the brothers have opened a further 14 barbershops in Tesco stores across the country.
There has been an investment of over £55,000 in the future Nottingham branch, which will have capacity for eight full-time barbers and at least one apprentice position.
After Nottingham opens, Goulds will open two more stores before the end of the year: one in Leicester and another in Slough.
Darran said: “The welcome we’ve received so far has been fantastic – and we hope customers will make the most of our high standards and convenient service.
“The Nottingham shop will be open seven days a week, from 7am weekdays and Saturday morning. We cater for all ages, from little ones right through to older generations.
“Definitely pop in and see one of our barbers, whether you need a simple trim or want a completely new look.”
Glyn Fowkes, Tesco’s store manager, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Gould Barbers to the store and hope customers enjoy the great service they provide.”
Gould Barbers is located at the Tesco Extra on Waverley Street, Long Eaton. Appointments are not necessary. It is open Monday-Saturday: 7am-6pm, Sunday: 10am – 3.30pm. Find us on Facebook: Gould Barbers Nottingham.
Note to editors
Members of the press are invited to attend the official opening event on Friday November 30. Contact Louise Hepburn on 01553 818552.
Images are available at this Dropbox link.
Image 1. Leigh Gould (pictured) and his brother Darran partnered with Tesco in 2016 to launch their first Gould Barbers.
Image 2. Gould Barbers will be opening its newest shop at the Tesco Extra in Nottingham.
Image 3. Free haircuts will be available to raise funds for Movember, the men’s health charity.
Image 4. Gould Barbers has invested over £55,000 in its Nottingham shop which is located inside the Tesco Extra on Waverley Street.
About Gould Barbers
Gould Barbers is owned by brothers Darran and Leigh Gould, who both started working in their father’s barber shop in 1994. Branching out in 2013, they successfully opened a first barber shop of their own in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. Since then, they have been expanding across locations, including a number of barber shops inside Tesco stores. Gould Barbers offers a traditional barber shop experience and the best cuts and sharpest styles around, with a strong focus on family – creating an environment where everyone is welcome.
Visit www.gouldbarbers.co.uk for more information.
About the Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young. As the only global charity tackling men’s health issues year-round, the foundation supports the following causes: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Since 2003, the support of more than 5 million men and women has funded over 1,200 innovative projects across 20 countries.
To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com