Nescot Beauty students helped make the dreams of terminally ill children come true last Christmas when they used their skills to raise over £120 for the Make A Wish Foundation.
The third-year NVQ group used their training to offer back massages, manicures and Indian massages for a small charge to raise the sum, which will help the foundation grant a dearly-held wish for a child suffering from a life threatening illness.
‘They wanted to do something for the children as it was so close to Christmas,’ said tutor Andry Andreou. ‘The charity sent us a lovely DVD to thank us for raising the money and I think we were all affected by the stories of the children they help.’
The students decided to fundraise as part of their coursework on raising the profile of the Nescot Beauty Salon. As well as the beauty treatments on offer, students also held a cake sale and raffle.
With over 20,000 children in the UK alone suffering from life threatening illnesses, The Make A Wish Foundation was set up in England in 1986 and is now the largest wish granting organisation in the world, operating in 37 countries across five continents.
For more information on the charity, please go to Make A Wish
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