A group of Hairdressing and Beauty learners from Coleg y Cymoedd have volunteered to provide free Hairdressing and Beauty treatments to patients and visitors at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr in support of the Turn the Town Pink campaign.
Both groups of learners are offering different promotional activities in support of â€˜Go Pink for Ystrad Mynachâ€™.
Hairdressing Diploma Level 1 and Beauty Therapy Level 2 learners at the Ystrad Mynach campus will be promoting the campaign during their practical sessions within the salons.
Hairdressing Diploma Level 3 and Beauty Therapy Level 2 learners will also be at the hospital providing services to raise awareness of the fundraising activities to provide a Breast Care Centre of Excellence at the hospital.
Joanne Harris, Course Tutor saidâ€ When we were approached by Alison Roberts, Campus Director at Ystrad Mynach campus to come up with ideas to support such a worthy cause we jumped at the opportunity to get involved as this experience gives our learners the opportunity to put their newly learnt skills into practice, in a working environment and to give something back to the community. Â
Working with clients will also help to improve their communication skills and overall customer care, which are important alongside their practical skills. I am proud of the learners who have been so enthusiastic to support such a vital facility for the areaâ€.
One of the learners added â€œIâ€™m looking forward to visiting the hospital to provide a service to the patients. I hope it will help to cheer them up while they are spending time there. We can take this opportunity to gain experience, not only of cutting hair etc. but also of communicating with the patients. Itâ€™s also good to be supporting the Go Pink for Ystrad Mynach campaign to fund the Breast Care Centre of Excellence â€“ Iâ€™m sure we all know someone who has received treatment at such important facilities, it will be good to have one at our local hospital.
Campus Director, Alison Roberts added her thanks to the staff and learners stating â€œIt is fantastic that the tutors and learner want to get behind this event.Â I know that the School of Hair and Beauty already work voluntarily at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr on a weekly basis and this is a fun way of continuing their commitment to the patients and our local communityâ€.
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