Helping those in need

James Hargest College teacher Cheryl Burgess hands out soup. Photo: Abbey Palmer

FROM haircuts to food, a variety of services were provided to those most in need in Southland’s community last weekend.

The eighth biannual Free Haircuts and Other Services for Those in Need event was held at Aurora College on Sunday.

Designed to support those who would not otherwise have had easy access to these services, community members were provided with a vast range of goods and services at no cost.

Riverside Rentals also provided a van so volunteers could transport those who needed a ride to and from the event.

Since organiser Melissa Aitken appeared on TV One’s Good Sorts segment in February, the idea had caught on nationwide with an event being held in Wellington last month.

Images from the event. Photos: Abbey Palme

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