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Hairdressing Students Volunteer at Hospital

Hairdressing Students Volunteer at Hospital

Coleg Gwent hair and beauty students have been volunteering their skills at St Woolos Hospital, with a make-shift-hair salon. 
 
The Crosskeys Campus students, were approached by The Robins, a group of volunteers at St Woolos, to visit the hospital to cut and style patients’ hair. 

The students jumped at the opportunity and set up a make-shift salon on the ward, and the first salon session saw 19 patients in one afternoon. 

The salon was so well received by patients it has now become a monthly event, with the students setting up their salon every first Tuesday of the month.

Patient, Jane Rowell said: “I’m so happy with my hair. I think it is a brilliant idea and I’m amazed that it’s a voluntary service.”

Volunteering at St Woolos has also helped students to develop their practical experience in a working environment, and improve their communication skills when working with clients.

Second year student, Joe Payne said: “I was worried and a little nervous at first but really wanted to volunteer. It’s about getting experience and meeting the patients - they’re all so lovely and I’ve really enjoyed it.”
 
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