Shrewsbury College students raise hundreds for Hope House through festive fundraising

Hair & Beauty students at Shrewsbury College have spent the week fundraising for Hope House through an array of festive pamper treatments and other activities.

The total raised was nearly £500 and it was handed over to Lynsey Kilvert, Area Fundraiser for Hope House Children’s Hospice infront of the College Christmas tree on Friday.

On Tuesday, Level 3 Massage students from the College’s Evolve Training Academy put on an ‘Evening of Indulgence’.

For £15 they offered a luxury full body massage with complimentary glass of Prosecco and strawberries, and raised £310 with proceeds going to Hope House.

Helen Jackson, from Shrewsbury, attended the event and said: “It was really good value and for a really good cause. I thought it would be a nice thing do to help me wind down for Christmas while supporting a local charity at the same time. My treatment was very good – I was the students’ first client but she wasn’t nervous and I would definitely return to the academy. I hope to go back in January.”

On Friday, Hair students made a £1 donation to wear Christmas jumpers for the day and the Level 3 students offered discounted £5 hair appointments for a party hair-up or blow-dry and also held a raffle for a giant teddy bear. Activities raised £233.

Lynsey Kilvert said: “I came to the pamper day myself with a few friends and it was a brilliant evening and such good value, Evolve Training Academy is a great experience and I would recommend anyone to try the service offered by students there. On behalf of Hope House, we are really grateful for the fantastic amount the students have raised.”

For more information about Hair & Beauty Courses, including those with January starts at Shrewsbury College, call 01743 342411. Alternatively, you can find out more by coming to the Advice Evening on 14 January from 5pm – 7pm.

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