Kirklees College raises vital funds for Kirkwood Hospice

Hair and Beauty students across Kirklees College’s Dewsbury and Huddersfield Centres have, through a week of fundraising events, raised £909.32 for Kirkwood Hospice, the local charity, that provides outstanding care for people with life-limiting illnesses, their families and loved ones.

Kirkwood Hospice is close to the hearts of many students and staff from the college and has been instrumental in the care of former staff member Christine Colling who sadly passed away recently at the hospice.

Christine, who worked at Kirklees College for 15 years as a Hair and Beauty Technician was a much loved member of staff and loved her role at the College. Christine was a very active member of the team, forging close relationships with staff and students and always getting involved in College life and will be greatly missed by all.

The events were run in the lead up to Christmas and included all things beauty including hair plaits, hand massages, Christmas eye make-up, nail painting, brow tidying, festival make-up and glitter lips along with some off the cuff events including an escape room.

“Christine was a very supportive member of the Hair and Beauty team to both staff and students and raising money for Kirkwood Hospice was the student’s way of being able to help and support the charity and give something back. The students organised and delivered all the events and did a fantastic job of raising so much money for the charity, and they should be very proud of their achievement,” said Elona Thomas, Curriculum Area Manager – Hair & Beauty, Creative, Media, Hair, Beauty & Hospitality.

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