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South Lakes students raise cash for Help for Heroes
Four South Lakes students have done their nation proud by raising thousands of pounds for the charity Help For Heroes.
Keeley Turner, Hannah Haygarth, Lottie Oliver and Amy Phillipson are all hair and beauty students at Kendal College who decided to raise cash for the cause which helps men and women injured while fighting for the country overseas.
Hair and beauty course co-ordinator Jess Walker said the girls entered a competition as part of their course and decided that any money they collected should go to the Forces charity.
“The aim was to come up with a business idea and present it to four entrepeneurs from around the Lake District. We thought that the charity was close to people’s hearts and we would be able to help out.
“While helping out at a fund-raiser at Brantfield Nursery, in Kendal, we met Craig Hine from Barclays Bank and he agreed to double the money that we made.”
The students decided to organise a cocktail party at Kendal Golf Club and headed out to shops, hotels and restaurants around the Lakes to ask people for prizes for a raffle.
They also found a band who agreed to play free for an hour, and South Lakes Tree Surgeons offered to pay for the DJ while Hallmark, in Kendal, donated balloons and decorations.
Reflecting on the success of the occasion, Keeley said: “Although the event was hard work, it was totally worth it as we have been able to give money to those who fight for our country. I feel a real sense of acheivement and would love to do it again.'
Jess added: “I am extremely proud of what my students and I have achieved.”