30th April 2021
Students from Newcastle College’s Level 3 Business course have been busy arranging a charity leg wax and head shave for Mind UK, as part of their ‘Managing an Event’ unit.
Aiming to raise £150, Business students Alice Thomas, Gabby Reece, Kaia Barber, Taio Kerr and Oliver McNulty have persuaded fellow students to have their legs waxed for this worthy cause, whilst Business lecturer Daniel Turner chose to have his head shaved as part of the fundraiser.
Commenting on their fundraiser event, student Kaia Barber said; “Over the last year, we have all realised how important it is to look after our mental health. As part of our course, we have been tasked with arranging an event and we thought it would be fantastic to raise money for MIND UK.
“During Covid-19, people's lives have been turned upside down and this has really affected everyone's mental health, especially being sat alone and isolated from families, so hopefully our event will raise lots of money for the charity.”
Alice Thomas added: “We have really enjoyed working as a team on this unit. We have learnt really useful skills in pulling together risk assessments, working up contingency plans and co-ordinating the event with the Beauty Salon, so thanks to the Level 2 Beauty students also for helping us out with the leg waxing.”
Pictured having their legs waxed is Oliver McNulty and Taio Kerr from the group with Aiden Braxton-Lloyd and Dominic Winwood and Dillon Reeves also braving the wax.
If you would like to make a donation to the fundraiser, please click here.