Girdler win for Shaun
After witnessing many young men in his Peckham barber shop getting involved in gangs and crime, Shaun was inspired to train as a Peer Advisor at St Giles Trust. He sacrificed days of paid work at his shop to undergo the Peer Advisor training. After volunteering on the SOS Project helping young people out of gangsand serious youth violence, he started his current role.
Shaun continues to work in his barber shop and mentors his young clients, persuading many of them to leave gang life and put down weapons. He was nominated by Team Leader David Jolie, himself a recent recipient of a Butler Trust commendation. David said: “Shaun’s desire to give something back – with dividends – is something we firmly believe needed to be recognised.”