Barry’s call for backing

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A CHARITY boss is calling on Wearside businesses to invest in his organisation and help thousands of people with their disfigurements.

Barry Crake, who owns and runs The Human Life Trust, is looking for an investment from an entrepreneur to help him continue his charity’s work.

Rather than doing tattoo removal, the organisation is looking to help out those with scars from domestic abuse, surgery and pock-marks from spots.

Despite receiving a welcome cash boost from the National Lottery, Barry says he needs to find other investment to keep the Human Life Trust growing.

Barry, who operates Belissimo, in Roker, said: “I am not just a tattoo removal expert.

“We are here for people with all different types of problems.

“There are 2.7million alopecia sufferers in the UK, so we are here for them, for example.

“It’s also for people who have the effects of being abused, too.

“This type of thing has never been done before and we need an investor to come and talk to us.”

Human Life Trust clinics are now opening in Manchester, Chester, Leeds, Hull and York, with one already open in London.

After an appearance on TV’s The One Show, Barry wants to build the profile of the charity which he hopes will one day be a global institution.

Barry says a patron will provide finance and assist in raising the profile of the charity.

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