Brock College ‘man wax’ brings Leukaemia Busters fundraising total to £1000
Posted on: 18th July 2016
Beauty students and brave volunteers from Brockenhurst College completed a recent fundraising drive for Leukaemia Busters with a half-leg ‘man wax’, bringing the total to £1000.
The event marked the climax of a string of charitable activities by Foundation Studies students for the Southampton-based charity, which included selling cakes, plants, badges and bracelets.
Vocational Beauty students from the College’s Ultima training salon in New Milton first set to work on Foundation Studies students, David Chilcott and Ryan Harding, who selflessly gave their time… and legs.
They then gave the same treatment to staff members Mo Taylor and Drew Flanagan, who were equally willing and good-humoured about the experience.
Ryan said afterwards: ““It was painful, but I tried to manage my breathing, which helped a lot.”
Foundation Studies Course Coordinator Elaine Axton, who lost her husband to leukaemia, said: “I’m incredibly proud of Dave and Ryan for what they have endured today in the name of charity.
“In fact, I’m proud of all the Foundation Studies students who have worked really hard on this worthwhile project. It has given them a real sense of achievement. ”
Amanda Duggan, Complementary and Beauty Therapy Coordinator at Ultima, said: “The students who volunteered their time to do the waxing were brilliant.
“They have developed a huge amount since the beginning of the course, and, despite their young age, have shown real professionalism and competence.”
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