Haircuts with a heart

Haircuts with a heart

SINGAPORE - Retirees Chan Kwai Fong, 80, and Yeo Chan Tung, 65, get regular free haircuts at a void deck near their Henderson Road home.

The couple have problems walking and cannot move too far.

That is why at 9am on the third Saturday of every month, they gather with 15 to 20 other senior citizens outside the Thye Hua Kwan Seniors' Activity Centre (THK SAC) branch at Block 93, Henderson Road.

There, they get free cuts from Willing Hearts, a haircutting volunteer group made up of seven senior citizens.

Said Madam Chan in Cantonese: "I have no income, that is why I am here".

The couple survive on Mr Yeo's savings, after he retired last year from brewing coffee in a coffee shop.

They live in a two-room rental flat and have been getting free haircuts since Willing Hearts started the project at Henderson Road over a year ago.

Madam Chan gets one every month, while her husband has one every two months.

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