College team gives free haircuts to help homeless

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A lecturer and student team from Loughborough College donated a day of time to provide free haircuts at a charity which supports homeless families.

Lecturer Kerrie Mooney and student Charli Flower, who is studying Level 3 Barbering, worked with at least a dozen ‘clients’ during the day at Falcon Support Services in Loughborough.

The College is jointly spearheading Good for Me, Good for FE - a national volunteering campaign in the further education sector – which encourages staff and students to donate time, food and money to local causes.

Claire Springthorpe, Beauty, Hairdressing, Barbering and Sports Massage Curriculum Manager at the College, said: “As well as giving our student some fantastic work experience, we feel so privileged to be able to donate time to support such a worthy community charity.

“We had a mix of men and women who took advantage of our offer. One of the residents had just been released from prison where he gained barbering skills but no qualification so we gave him advice on training he can do or volunteer at local barbers to try and help him.

“Our team found it very humbling to give back to people to make them feel better about themselves and boost their self-esteem using skills we just happen to have!”

Falcon Support Services has recently launched its festive campaign to reduce street homelessness this Christmas. Find out more here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/festive-falcon-2021


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