Hairdressing students bake mince pies to raise money for Headway L-R – Tegan Williams, Callam Bradley and Kelsey Gibson

Hairdressing students have raised £40.11 for Headway’s Mince Pie morning by baking mince pies using the college’s catering facilities.

The learners studying Entry Level 3 Skills for Work and Life Hairdressing at Barnsley College had a tutorial session about brain injuries and the charity, before making 180 mince pies that were sold in return for a donation to Headway, a UK charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

The event was organised by Martyn Hollingsworth, Catering and Hospitality course leader at Barnsley College, who suffered a Sub Arachnoid Haemorrhage in 2009.

Martyn said: “When I suffered my haemorrhage it was totally unexpected and out of the blue. Headway put me in contact with others with the same injury and provided lots of support for my family and friends during a difficult time.

“I wanted to give something back, so hopefully by baking and selling these mince pies I’ll be increasing awareness of a fantastic charity and helping them to raise additional funds, whilst helping our students to learn about the effects that a brain injury can have.”

Callum Bradley, a Hairdressing student involved in the making of the mince pies added: “It’s a great experience being able to make the mince pies, learn about Headway and hopefully raise some money for them, whilst improving my communication skills.”

For more information about the range of courses available at Barnsley College, visit www.barnsley.ac.uk/courses, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or call 01226 216 123.

Last updated: 19th Dec 2016

Originally posted on: 19th Dec 2016