A Tamworth barbershop is encouraging its customers to ‘have the guts to check their nuts’ as part of a new campaign to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer.
House of Jones Barbershop, based in Bolebridge Mews in the town centre, has joined forces with Baggy Trousers UK to get men talking about the illness, which is the most common form cancer among men aged 15 to 49.
As well as raising awareness by opening the conversation with their clients, the House of Jones husband and wife team, Luke and Klinta Jones, have also created posters which they are offering to share with other businesses in Tamworth to display in male toilets and changing rooms.
The campaign also has a fundraising element, and the business will be donating £1 to Baggy Trousers UK from the sale of every paraffin hand wax treatment provided between August and the end of the year.
Mayor of Tamworth, Richard Kingstone, visited the barbershop this week to lend his support to the initiative and to try the paraffin wax treatment. He also opted for a short back and sides to keep him looking his best for a summer of civic duties and engagements.
Richard said: “I think this campaign supporting the Baggy Trousers charity is a wonderful and innovative way to get men to check themselves. Men are not always the best when it comes to looking after themselves and sometimes we need a nudge and a bit of extra encouragement to make sure we are all fit and healthy.”
Klinta and Luke have always been passionate about supporting worthy causes and find a different charity to support each year.
Klinta said: “Because of our male client base, we felt this was an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of testicular cancer and break the stigma of men not taking care of themselves. We are excited to have The Mayor of Tamworth supporting our campaign with Baggy Trousers Charity. Every man should have the guts to check his nuts!”
Baggy Trousers UK was founded in 2014 by Jack Broadley, who wanted to help others affected by the illness after experiencing testicular cancer himself at the age of 21. The charity aims to raise awareness of testicular cancer, provide financial assistance, support, education and practical advice to those affected and to promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers.
House of Jones provides luxury salon experiences for men in Tamworth. The couple first met at the barber shop chair 10 years ago when Klinta cut Luke’s hair at a barbers in Birmingham. After crafting and honing her skills helping to run one of Birmingham’s best-known barbershops, Klinta decided to pursue her dreams and opened her own salon with her husband Luke.
Their vision was to bring a high-end city salon, quality male grooming service to Tamworth. Services go beyond the traditional short back and sides, and also include facials, colouring and beard services.
The paraffin hand wax treatment is great for maintaining healthy looking skin and treating dry and cracked hands. Paraffin wax has numerous benefits for skin and general health. For more information, or to book a £5 paraffin hand wax treatment and help support Baggy Trousers, call House of Jones on 01827 68688 or book online via https://houseofjonesbarbers.com/.
Any businesses or organisations which would like to support the campaign by displaying a Baggy Trousers awareness poster in their premises can email email@example.com.
For more information about the charity, visit https://baggytrousersuk.org/.