Mathew’s Commando Spirit event makes him a cut above the rest!

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By day Mathew Buckingham spends his time colouring, cutting and blow-drying clients as a stylist with Fletchers salon.

But after hours he is likely to be seen lugging a three stone rucksack around!

Mathew is in the running for a 30 mile yomp in aid of the ‘Commando Spirit’ charity and is currently training with British Military Fitness in Bedford Park.

“I wanted to improve my fitness and thought I would combine it with a good cause and I then found with this event on September 10th,” said Mathew who is Artistic Stylist at the long-established salon in Tavistock Street.

He has now joined the park training fun led by British Military Fitness Regional Manager Pete Gill.

“Our sessions suit anyone who wants to get fit - it’s serious fun for everyone. There are no gimmicks, just the best training in the world based on the armed forces,” said Pete.

Salon owners Stuart Fletcher and Jane Lewin said: “We’re right behind Mathew, well not literally as we couldn’t keep up.

“But we are supporting his charity fund-raising and would love it if others would too. We think supporting ex-service people is a very worthy cause.”

Anyone wishing to sponsor Mathew should go to and click on Find a Friend.