Peter Crouch visited the barber shop of 89-year-old lifelong Spurs fan Aaron Biber in Tottenham on Tuesday to get a haircut and show his support for a fundraising campaign.
Aaron has been in the Tottenham area for 41 years and has built up his businesses in Tottenham High Street over several decades, becoming a popular figure in the local community.
But on the morning of Sunday, August 7, his life was turned upside down when he visited his shop after the previous night’s disturbances in the area. He found the place smashed up, with windows broken and hairdryers looted. Even his kettle had been stolen.
It led Aaron to say at the time - "I will probably have to close because I haven’t got insurance and I can’t afford the repairs.”
Cue a heart-warming campaign named ‘Keep Aaron Cutting’, that has used the power of the internet to spread the news and encourage people to make donations online.
The campaign has so far raised an incredible £35,000, and ‘Crouchy’ went along to show his support upon hearing Aaron’s story.
After all, one of the few items left remaining in Aaron’s shop after the break-in was a signed photo of the striker!
Peter said: “I wasn’t expecting to get a hair cut but I needed one and was in a barber shop, so I thought ‘why not!?’ Aaron did a great job.
“It was sad to see what had happened to his, and a lot of other people’s businesses and lives, after the recent troubles. But it’s great to see the response so many people have given.
“From spending time with Aaron there’s no doubt he’s a lifelong Spurs fan and his shop is walking distance from the stadium, so it’s only right we show our support.
“The Club do a lot of good work in the community and it’s something we will continue to do to help Tottenham recover from what has happened, and the players are fully behind this.”
For more on the ‘Keep Aaron Cutting’ campaign, follow this link…