Beauty students raise over £24,000 for new hospice

Beauty students fundraising for Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Glasgow Clyde College’s beauty students have been using their professional skills to raise funds for the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice at Bellahouston Park.
To date, £24,300 has been raised by the students who opened pop up salons and nail bars across Glasgow in shopping centres, commercial units, local businesses and the College as part of the employment experience units within their course. They also took the plunge into sponsored bungee jumps, sky dives, walks and car washes to add to their fundraising activity.

The School of Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapy has committed to raising £43,000 as part of a five-year partnership with the charity, which will go towards fitting and furnishing three new complementary therapy rooms as well as covering operational costs.

Julie Wales, Head of Curriculum for Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies, at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “Our students have raised an amazing amount so far for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. The students have learned so much and been challenged in a number of areas during their fundraising activity, but have relished the involvement with the local community and the chance to use their skills and experience to raise much needed funds.” 

Shabana Ahmed, HND Beauty Therapy student at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “It’s been great getting out and about in the local community and letting people know what we are fundraising for. We are really passionate about the partnership with the hospice and want to continue to raise the funds needed to operate and furnish the new complementary therapy treatment rooms. The rooms will hopefully provide a bit of comfort and relaxation to those living at the new hospice.” 

The new hospice building is set to be complete in spring 2018 and will bring 21st century hospice care to the people of Glasgow, a major step forward in the provision of palliative care services, providing flexibility to develop and improve services, and lower the age limit to include 16-year-old patients and their families.
Caroline Watson, Education and Challenge Fundraiser at The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “The beauty students of Glasgow Clyde College have done a phenomenal job in raising this huge amount. We love working with them and seeing the wide and varied fundraising activities they get involved in. We look forward to our continued partnership with the college and the exciting opportunities it brings.”