Student catwalk show raises money for local charities

Student catwalk show raises money for local charities

Students and staff presenting the cheques to the charities

Rugby College students raised nearly £600 for two local charities at their “Walk and Paws” catwalk show.

The event, which the students also organised, showcased the Theatrical Hair and Make-up, Hairdressing and Performing Arts courses at the college.

The money raised was split between two local charities – Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre and Pawprints Dog Rescue – and representatives from the charities visited the college to thank the students and receive their cheques for £285.80 each.

Sue Hughes and Trisha Shaw from Pawprints Dog Rescue brought Archie the greyhound and Inca the lurcher along to meet the students. Sue said, “It’s amazing what the students have done – the show was outstanding and the money raised will be put to good use, such as paying for vet’s bills. All the staff are volunteers so everything raised goes to the rescued dogs.”

Sarah Hemmings, the Centre Manager from Tiny Tim’s Children’s Centre said, “We provide free physiotherapy for children with disabilities at our centre in Coventry. We’re always grateful for every penny so a big thank you to the students for all their hard work – it will all go towards providing therapy for the children.”

Ceri Turner, 18 from Rugby is a Level 3 Theatrical Make-up student and was one of the main organisers of the event. She said, “It all went really well on the night – there was a lot of running about to do behind the scenes but it was worth it. We chose the charities as lots of the girls have dogs, and our tutor Kelly knew about the work of Tiny Tim’s. We didn’t expect to raise so much so we’re really pleased.”

For more information on courses at Rugby College, go to or call 0300 456 0049.

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