Oamaru’s Aoraki Polytechnic beauty therapy students have raised $1400 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The students recently opened their clinic for a day and invited women from around the Waitaki district to come in for facials and manicures, as well as to enjoy pink cupcakes made by the polytech’s hospitality and beauty students for the breast cancer awareness fundraiser.
The event, coordinated by Aoraki Polytechnic beauty therapy tutor Jennie Jenkinson, led to eight beauty therapy students and one course graduate performing 47 facials and 23 manicures throughout the day.
Aoraki Polytechnic liaison manager Liz Smillie said the event was a great success.
‘‘The fundraiser was a lot of fun and many women took the opportunity to nominate and pay for another special women in their lives to have a treatment.’’
She said it was a ‘‘true team effort’’ and that raising $1400 was a brilliant achievement.