Hairdresser uses tips to help others

A county hairdresser has been helping the homeless this Christmas thanks to the generosity of her customers.

Mobile hairdresserGina Lee Grainger, of Bedlington, has been using the tips given to her by customers, to buy food and vital items to give to the People’s Kitchen, for people who are spending Christmas on the streets or in shelters.

And she also saved pieces from her shopping every month and has been supported by friends and businesses.

“I spent £45, my friend Hayley matched it, and we had donations from the staff from Aesica Pharmaceuticals in Cramlington, Bettinis who donated clothes, P&G who donated toiletries, Iceland donated a bag of tins, and friends and family who helped me.

“I just wanted to get the message out there to help others not judge why they’re homeless, to be supportive towards them as it could be me or you in the future.”