A barbershop in Trethomas has raised nearly £500 for the mental health charity, Mind.
Blade Kings Barbers, which is on Newport Road, held a 12-hour ‘hairathon’ on Sunday, April 28.
As part of the fundraiser, hairdressers Jared Cameron, Kacy Callaghan and Sophie Clarke continuously cut customers’ hair without stopping – raising £481.85.
Mr Cameron said: “I felt the event went really well. Not only did we raise money for mental health but we got more people talking about it and raised awareness about mental heath, which was the ultimate goal for this event.
“I’d like to think that hopefully we have helped someone who suffers from mental health or brought more positivity to the cause.”
Mr Cameron exceeded his initial fundraising target. He had aimed to raise between £300 and £400 for his chosen charity.
He said: “I think the team I had did exceptionally well to raise more than the estimated amount.
“I would do something like this again. I do enjoy charity work and I tend to work with numerous charities at least twice a year. I believe if you’re in a position to do good, bring about some change in the world or help people, you should step up to and do it.”
“All the help people gave, like sharing Facebook posts and sharing the article from Caerphilly Observer, helped eliminate most of the challenges.
“Customers reacted positively to the event. It was all for a great cause and got people involved.”
Kris Hauser, Community Fundraising Coordinator at Mind Cymru, said: “We’re really grateful to Blade Kings Barbers for all their hard work and it’s fantastic that they’ve raised so much money for us.
“The money they’ve raised will allow us to answer 60 calls to our infoline, or provide therapy sessions for two people- making a real difference to people’s lives.”