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Posted: 08/11/10

Students to race around the 'res' for charity

Beauty therapy and hairdressing students from West Nottinghamshire College’s Ashfield campus will be ditching their salon tunics for trainers next week in the name of raising money for a local hospice (16 November).

The group of 16, who are currently studying for their NVQ entry level 3 in beauty therapy and hairdressing at the Sutton-in-Ashfield-based campus, are also studying towards their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards. 

As part of achieving the award the group had to improve their physical fitness levels over a 24-week period.  The girls decided to do something which combined both fitness and helping the community by running a sponsored relay around Sutton Reservoir.

The college’s learner coaches Colin Eley and Lee Bunting have led the group through their award.

Colin said: “The girls have worked incredibly well towards improving their fitness levels as part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme.  They’ve been training hard by attending the gym and participating in sporting activities at the Ashfield campus and I’m incredibly proud of their progress.

“It’s a very kind-hearted gesture that they are using the fitness sessions to do a sponsored relay around the reservoir to raise funds for the John Eastwood Hospice.”

The group are aiming to complete their Duke of Edinburgh awards next May and will complete their beauty therapy training in June next year.

The students will be raising additional funds for the hospice by offering nail file and polish to members of staff at the Ashfield campus on 15 and 17 November.