Caring Students' Gift To Community
Date posted: 15 April 2013
Caring members of the Buxton community are receiving some highly deserved pampering for free, thanks to a generous group of Buxton College and University of Derby Buxton students.
Members of Buxton's League of Friends, Age UK, Home Start, the Amber Trust, church groups, carers and the elderly have been receiving free beauty treatments at the hair and beauty salon at the Buxton Dome since January, after beauty students there decided to share their skills with the community.
Julie McCann from Glossop, a final year BSc (Hons) International Spa Management degree student of the University of Derby Buxton organises the weekly Wednesday morning sessions, which run from 10am to 12.30pm until the start of June.
Julie said: "We wanted to work with the charitable and voluntary organisations, carers, volunteers and service users from the area who may not get much of a chance to relax and give them a treat.
"We are delighted with how well the sessions are going, and it feels fantastic to help people take some time to relax and to feel good about themselves."
At each session, a group of eight Buxton College NVQ Beauty students give manicures, pedicures, massage and facials to people of the town who need it the most. This also forms a vital part of the students' training, as they use the sessions to hone their beauty therapy skills.
Emma Dougal, 17, from Furness Vale, said: "It's been fantastic to be able to offer free treatments; we have made some people really happy and made a difference. It has also been a good opportunity to practise and to meet people from across the community."
If you know someone who you feel deserves a free treatment call Julie Mccann at the Dome Hair and Beauty Salon on 01298 28334.