A new barber shop opening in Birmingham is offering half price haircuts, with all money taken going to the local children’s hospital.


Elite Barbers will officially open the doors to its new pop up shop at The Fort shopping centre on Friday 26 October. Haircuts and beard trims carried out on the day will be available half price, with all the money taken being donated to Birmingham children’s hospital.


The pop up shop has been specially designed, built and installed by Worcestershire firm Rapid Retail, who are providing refreshments for the day and will also be donating £150 towards the team’s fundraising efforts.


The new shop is the latest edition to Elite’s portfolio and replicates the look and feel of the company’s established site in Lichfield.


Phil Hart, founder of Elite Barbers, commented: “We’re delighted to be opening our first shop in Birmingham and hope residents will join us for the celebrations and to help us raise valuable funds for the children’s hospital.


“This is the first time we have used a portable shop, rather than having a bricks and mortar store, and we’re delighted with the result. So much so that we already have another project in the pipeline and hope to open our second shop in the area very soon.”


Nick Daffern, MD of Rapid Retail, said: “It’s our pleasure to have been involved with this project. The children’s hospital is a very worthy cause and we’re delighted to be supporting them in this way.


“The new pop up barber shop looks fantastic and will be an eye-catching and welcoming sight for visitors to The Fort. For independents like Elite, going down the pop up route is a highly affordable option, which also opens up new opportunities for shopping centres, who can use them to make full use of all available internal and external space.”


The half price haircuts will be available on Friday 26 October at Elite Barbers’ new shop in The Fort shopping centre. Visitors are welcome to drop by for a haircut, or to make a donation.


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