A new group of beauty learners from Coleg y Cymoedd have been collecting Christmas presents for families who have been affected by domestic violence.
For the second year running groups of beauty therapy learners from the Nantgarw campus of Coleg y Cymoedd have gathered presents for children who will spend Christmas in a domestic violence refuge.
The learners have been involved with the â€˜Donâ€™t Look Backâ€™ charity, which supports victims of domestic violence and their families, since the founder became a client at the collegeâ€™s commercial salon.
Rachel Court inspired the Level 3 Beauty Therapy learners with her incredible story of escaping domestic violence and using the experience to make a positive impact on other peopleâ€™s lives as an Ambassador for Welsh Woman’s Aid.
One of the many projects the charity is involved with is supporting families in safe houses away from difficult domestic situations. The learners decided to make the festive season special for children living in these refuges by buying them Christmas presents.
24 year old Jodie Cummings from Beddau said â€œIt has been fantastic to be involved with collecting presents for the â€˜Donâ€™t Look Backâ€™ charity. After hearing the inspirational stories of what people go through, and what can be done to help, we all really wanted to be involved. It is lovely to know that we have done something to help make someone elseâ€™s Christmas betterâ€.
Tutor Nicola Davies said â€œI am very proud of these learners for the willingness and generosity they have shown and I feel that they deserve real recognition for their efforts and the amount of Christmas presents gathered for children.â€
Rachel Court founder of â€˜Donâ€™t Look Backâ€™ said â€œI was totally speechless and overwhelmed by the generosity of the learners last year, and once again the beauty learners have shown real hard work and kindness. Thank you all so very muchâ€
Rhondda Cynon Taff