Barber-grade grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge is delighted to announce its official partnership with World Barber Day 2019 – a charity initiative that’s raising funds for vulnerable children all over the globe.
From today, leading men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge has offered its support to a global initiative in conjunction with renowned charity UNICEF. Known as World Barber Day, the weeklong celebration takes place between September 9 – 16 and encourages barbers to join forces to raise vital funds to help protect and educate children all over the world.
The Bluebeards Revenge, which already shows year-round support to charities such as The Lions Barber Collective and Armour to Barber, will be helping to promote the exciting event across its extensive social media channels and website, as well as via its team of dedicated barber ambassadors.
Nick Gibbens, PR and Marketing Manager for the Plymouth-based brand, said he was excited to be supporting such a prolific event as World Barber Day. He explained: “This is an opportunity for barbers all over the globe to unite to give back to deprived and underprivileged children.
“In the Middle Ages, barbers were not only experts in haircuts and wet shaves, but also pulling teeth, dressing wounds and performing operations! These barber-surgeons were recognised for far more than just men’s hairstyles and cut-throat shaves, and actually went on to form the first barbers’ organisation in France in 1096.
“Today, World Barber Day celebrates this notion of togetherness – it’s an exhibition of how ‘ordinary’ barbers are in fact so much more than that. World Barber Day highlights how each and every barber can make a real and significant difference to the world in just one week.”
The event’s co-founders, Hugh and Conor McAllister, explained the significance of September 16, saying: “We used the barbers in France from 1096 as our inspiration, settling on 16/09 as World Barber Day. The idea was to allow today’s barbers to revert back to the historical inspirations of barber-surgeons, and the worldwide changes they made.”
In 2018, the inaugural World Barber Day took place on September 16. But on the back of 12-months of support – including celebrity endorsements from names such as James Nesbitt, Ronan Keating and Saoirse Ronan – Hugh and Conor decided an extension was necessary.
On the extension, they added: “Last year’s event was so successful that we’ve decided to extend this year’s celebration across a seven-day period. The event will still culminate on the special date of September 16, but the extra few days provides barbers and their customers with even more time to donate vital funds for UNICEF, while proudly demonstrating how well this industry works together to benefit others.”
Barbershops all over the world can support this year’s World Barber Day in a number of different ways, and it all starts by registering their businesses online today. The deadline for registrations is August 23 and it’s completely free to sign up!
Once registered, barbershops will receive a complimentary welcome pack that contains promotional materials to help them show their support for World Barber Day. Using these materials, registered shops then have seven days (September 9-16) to raise as much money as possible, before donating their valuable contributions to UNICEF via the World Barber Day website.
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• The Bluebeards Revenge is a men’s grooming brand based in Plymouth, Devon. It provides a striking range of barber-grade shave, beard, hair and body products to barbers and men all over the world. For more information on The Bluebeards Revenge, visit www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk or follow @thebluebeards on social media.
• World Barber Day is a celebration of how ordinary barbers are so much more than that. For seven days (September 9-16) it unites barbers all around the world in an effort to raise crucial funds for global charity UNICEF. All proceeds taken throughout World Barber Day are donated directly to UNICEF. For more information on World Barber Day, visit: www.worldbarberday.com.
• A worldwide charity, UNICEF fights for the rights of every child, every day, across the globe. For more information on UNICEF, visit: www.unicef.org.uk.