Charity Pamper Day in aid of Friends of Somerset Young Carers
PUBLISHED: 11:39 10 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:59 20 February 2013
On Thursday 24 March 2011, Yeovil College's beauty salon, Inner Beauty, will be hosting a charity open day, raising funds for the Friends of Somerset Young Carers
On Thursday 24 March 2011, Yeovil Colleges beauty salon, Inner Beauty, will be hosting a charity open day, raising funds for the Friends of Somerset Young Carers Project.
Between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm, guests will be pampered with a range of special treatments, including mini-manicures, mini-facials, make-up applications and back, neck and shoulder massages. The treatments given will use top quality salon brands including Environ Skincare, OPI nail polishes and Jane Iredale Skin Care make up.
Instead of charging for the treatments, the Level 3 students will ask customers to make a donation to the Friends of Somerset Young Carers, a charity for young carers in Somerset that was set up to directly support the work of the Somerset Young Carers Project. The students will also be holding a raffle, proceeds from which will also be going to the hardworking charity.
The Somerset Young Carers Project run by Somerset County council supports young people aged 8 18 who care for a family member. This can occur due to physical or mental illness, drug or alcohol issues or disability within the family. The project provides information and advice to support young carers and helps provide a break from there caring role.
Level 3 Beauty student, Kirsty Simpson (17) of Crewkerne is co-ordinating the open day. She said We decided that we wanted to raise money for a local charity this year. Our lecturer told us about the Somerset Young Carers, so we found out more about it and decided it sounded like a really good charity for us to support. It relates to our age group and its often overlooked as an issue. We all decided that it would be a good opportunity to raise money and the profile of the project and its work. The charity day raised 500 last year so, with the support of our generous clients, were hoping to beat that.
The students have been working closely with Lyndsey Bath, the Young Carers Project Worker for the South Somerset Area. She said Weve not had many opportunities to promote the vital work of the Young Carers Project in the South Somerset area for a while, so were delighted to have one like this. We hope that the event will get people talking about the project and the importance of having support available for young people. The money raised on 24th will help us offer additional support beyond our core services, such as trips and other activities outside the home. The students are very organised and have come up with some really good promotional ideas, so were hoping that it will be a very successful day for everyone involved.
Beauty Lecturer Jennie Workman said This is the third consecutive year that weve held a charity open day at the salon. Its an excellent way for the students to use their skills to help those less fortunate than them and raises the profile of both the charities involved and the excellent services available in the salon itself. This is the first time that weve collected for a local charity. We were amazed to discover how many young carers are supported locally and it made the students want to help all the more. Were delighted that, once again, a number of local dignitaries have agreed to support the day. Were looking forward to seeing all our regular customers at the event and genuinely hope that its a wonderful success, raising much needed funds for this very worthwhile charity.
To book an appointment or find out more information please call 01935 845357.