Ten year old Jack Berne has turned a simple idea of getting schoolmates together to dress up as farmers, into a national campaign raising more than $200,000. In support of Australian farmers battling an intense drought, Tommy Gun’s Original Barber shop in Grand Central Shopping Centre Toowoomba will be taking Jack’s idea to the next level, dressing as farmers and donating $5 from every service to Rural Aid and Drought Angels along with $1 from every product sold on Saturday 18 August.

Tommy Gun’s Marketing Manager Roxy Diversisaid said hearing the devastation affecting local farmers has had an impact on the Tommy Gun’s team. “If we can make a difference in the local community, we will do whatever it takes,” Roxy said. When Tommy Gun’s shop manager Lauren Hunt found out about the Fiver for a Farmer campaign, she knew she had to get the team on board to help.“The barbers and myself included felt so strongly about the cause because we see and hear the people who are doing it tough every day,” said Lauren.

Tommy Gun’s hopes to complete more than 200 services on Saturday to raise $1000. They will be dressed as farmers and donating $5 from every service to Rural Aid and Drought Angels along with $1 from every product sold that day. “It might not be enough for our farmers, but every dollar counts and we feel proud to support them and raise awareness about the crisis that’s affecting the people around us,” said Lauren.

Tommy Gun’s is a rapidly growing barbershop with 14 locations across Australia. They pride themselves on delivering a service with a difference. Tommy Gun’s opened its doors in Brisbane in early 2015. Since then it has been showing the Australian man what a real barbershop is all about.

Tommy Gun’s is located on Level 2 of Grand Central Shopping Centre.

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