Close shave a home run for Lawrence

Clean-cut Lawrence King, centre, with, left to right, Max Yuill-McEwan, Making Every Adult matter co

Clean-cut Lawrence King, centre, with, left to right, Max Yuill-McEwan, Making Every Adult matter co-ordinator at St Martin’s Housing Trust, Simpsons managing director Andrew Aldis, service advisor Tom Chandler and Cheryl O’Sullivan, St Martins Housing Trust community support manager. - Credit: supplied

Lawrence King ditched the dreadlocks when he has a close shave to help homeless people in Norfolk and Norwich.

Mr King, who has just qualified as a technician at Simpsons Skoda at Great Yarmouth, decided to have his head shaved in aid of St Martin's Housing Trust, a registered charity which aims to provide food, shelter and accommodation in Norfolk for poor people having no other residence or place to sleep.

He set himself a target of raising £200 but the figure has topped £600 with money still coming in.

Mr King, 20, from Gorleston, had not had his hair cut for more than two years and had had dreadlocks for about eight months before having his hair cut in the Simpsons Skoda showroom in Suffolk Road by service advisor Tom Chandler before managing director Andrew Aldis gave Mr King a close shave.

? If you would like to support Mr King's head shave you can donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LawrenceKing1 for more information about St Martin's Housing Trust visit www.stmartinshousing.org.uk

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