Hairdressing students have raised awareness of male cancers by hosting a gentleman’s-only fundraising day at their college salon.

The group from Leicestershire’s Brooksby Melton College offered barbering services ranging from beard and moustache trimming to haircuts and scalp treatments.

For each treatment, the level three hairdressers asked for a minimum donation of £1.50, which will go to Orchid, a leading UK charity that funds pioneering research into testicular, prostate and penile cancers. 

The raffle prizes

To date, the charity has awarded over £16 million in research grants.

Alongside treatments, clients were also provided with cake and refreshments, with everyone who made a booking in advance entered into a prize raffle.

By the end of the day, the team managed to raise over £100, exceeding their fundraising target.

Emma Balch, a hairdressing lecturer at the college, said: “Our aim was to raise between £50 and £100 on the day for the charity.

“The event also ties together well with their qualification, as they are required to organise a promotional event for one of their assessments.”


Main photo: The college salon

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