Learners from Hair and Beauty celebrated the end of the year with their very own award ceremony honouring the commitment and dedication they have shown throughout their course.
The ceremony took place in the Grimsby Institute’s Main Hall with hundreds of learners joining their tutors, friends and families for the celebration. A new award was introduced this year by NAViGO, a non-profit Health and Social Care Community Interest Company providing free NHS mental health and social care services throughout North East Lincolnshire.
Kelly Moore, Dementia Engagement Project Worker for NAViGO, presented the NAViGO Beauty Therapist Volunteer 2015 Award to 19-year-old Level 2 Beauty Therapy learner, Carina Coe. Kelly said: “We’ve taken on Beauty learners who volunteer at our specialist dementia units and at Rharian Fields.
“The learners volunteer to offer treatments to patients and give them a bit of a pamper and aid in their recovery. The impact that this has had on patients and the feedback we’ve had has just been lovely.
“Carina has been the most dedicated, committed and caring volunteer we’ve had. She turns up every week and she is always willing to go beyond the realms of being just a Beauty Therapist, she’s just fabulous.”
Carina has been volunteering for NAViGO since April and has recently found herself in a new career as a Nursing Assistant at Rharian Fields, a role that has been created to encompass Carina’s skills. Carina said:
“It’s amazing working for NAViGO and definitely overwhelming with job satisfaction. The older people react so well to the treatments and offering them to the patients with eating disorders boosts their self-confidence and feeling of self worth. I was shocked to win the award and it’s made me so happy.”