Shoe boxes for troops
PUBLISHED: 12:30 20 July 2011
A HAIR salon in Bleadon has found its own way of supporting the troops on the front line.
Escape Hairdressers in Bridge Road has been sending shoe boxes to soldiers in Afghanistan since the beginning of April.
The shoe boxes include food such as dried fruit, nuts, energy bars, tins of tuna and corned beef.
Clients bring items in to put in the boxes and also include personalised notes of support.
Owner of the salon, Tracy Heppenstall’s son, Ryan Barrett aged 27, has been in Afghanistan since April with the 42 Royal Marine Commando.
She said: “They only have ration packs and the boxes are really important because they are hungry otherwise.
“We ask clients to send a note to say we are proud of them out there and we support them.”
Boxes take up to three weeks to go out there and the salon has sent 30 boxes since the beginning of April.
To donate items or a completed shoe box drop it off at the salon with a small note including your name.