Hair and beauty students at City College Southampton have raised more than £1000 for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.
Julie Burrows, coordinator of level 3 hairdressing, apprentices and barbering, said: "It seems like our fundraising efforts get more and more outrageous with every new year of students. We're so proud of how they all get behind the chosen charity each year and the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity could not be more deserving. The students have raised an absolutely staggering amount of money."
The hardworking students from the level 2 and level 3 full time courses took part in fundraising events throughout the year, including football competitions, a 'wacky walk' and ran fashion and beauty events treating customers to facials, massages and cut and blow dries. Staff and students also wore onesies for a day and sold raffle tickets to win a bountiful beauty hamper.
Pam Bates, fundraising and PR manager of the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity said: "Thank you to the hair and beauty students at City College for their dedication to fundraising for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. Every year we need to raise at least £400,000 for the charity to ensure we can continue to provide end of life care at a precious time in a person's life. Whilst attending stylish events like this catwalk hair show is part of my job, I spend the majority of my time ensuring patients have their last wishes fulfilled, aided by donations just like this one."
The Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity raises funds for Countess Mountbatten House, a specialist palliative care unit that supports people with life limiting illnesses. The charity aims to raise approximately £1 million each year to provide support for families and careers throughout illness and bereavement, give the NHS help towards everyday costs and supply additional items to enhance the quality of life of patients. The hospice has over 200 volunteers who dedicate around 17,000 hours of their time per year.