A group of beauty learners from Coleg y Cymoedd have been collecting Christmas presents for families who have been affected by domestic violence.
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 Williams 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.
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.
25 year old Kelly Parker from Aberdare said â€œIt has been fantastic to be involved with â€˜Donâ€™t Look Backâ€™. 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 as I am enjoying Christmas I have done something to help make someone elseâ€™s Christmas betterâ€.
Tutor Nicola Davies said â€œI am so proud of the learners; they have exceeded themselves with both the amount of Christmas presents for the children and the thought that has gone into themâ€.
Rachel Williams founder of â€˜Donâ€™t Look Backâ€™ said â€œI was totally speechless and overwhelmed by the generosity of these students. I was reduced to tears when they were delivered by their tutor Nicola. Thank you all so very muchâ€
Rhondda Cynon Taff