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Hair and Beauty department raffle raises £550 for former student with cancer

College raffle raises £550 for former student with cancer


A College department has raised more than £500 in support of a former student diagnosed with cancer.

Broadstairs College’s Hairdressing and Beauty team held a raffle on Thursday, November 18, to raise funds for a GoFundMe campaign set up in aid of Tasmin Gooding.

The 23-year-old has Stage 4 breast cancer, which was found to have spread to her spine in June of this year.

Lecturer Donna Colyer saw media reports and noticed that she was a former student of hers and the team quickly got to work organising the raffle, which came to have ten fantastic prizes thanks to student and staff donations.

The top prize was afternoon tea for two at the four-star Yarrow Hotel, which is run by the EKC Group which also manages the College, while second prize was a large hamper of chocolate alongside beauty and bath products.

Hair and Beauty also offered up the third prize – a full pamper day conducted by the students.

Sharlotte Cull and Daniel Nembhard holding raffle prizes

The total raised was £550, with some donating money to the cause without purchasing raffle tickets.

Michelle Whittle, Industry Liaison Officer for the Hair and Beauty department, said: “Everyone was really generous and supportive in our effort to let Tasmin know that we care.

“We originally only aimed to raise £100, so to have raised so much is truly incredible!

“A huge thank you to all of the supporters, including those from other departments, who made this possible. We’re really excited to be donating such a large amount for our inspirational former student Tasmin.”

Click here for Tasmin’s GoFundMe page.

Click here to learn more about studying Hair and Beauty at Broadstairs College.