Level 2 Hair and Make-Up students at Wiltshire College & University Centre's Chippenham campus had the fantastic opportunity to support a salon client with her inspiring fundraising campaign.
Debbie Stinchcombe visited the Aspire Salon of Hair and Beauty at the campus to brave the shave and raise awareness for Combat Stress.
Combat Stress are the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health, helping former servicemen and women who suffer with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
On Wednesday 16th November, Debbie was greeted by students who painted her nails and did her make-up. Debbie was able to share her inspiring stories to students and the reasons as to why she wanted to take part in the BARE ALL Campaign.
After meeting homeless veterans in Bristol and Bath, Debbie was encouraged to start her campaign after hearing their stories of the catastrophic, emotional trauma they suffer during their active service, and the struggle to accept help to deal with the damage caused.
A nervous, yet excited Debbie took a seat in the hair salon and was ready to 'BARE ALL' by removing her makeover and shaving her head.
Debbie's hair will now be sent off to the Little Princess Trust, who provide free, real hair wigs to children and young people who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
By sharing her story, Debbie hopes to persuade others to do the same and support this important charity to ensure veterans can get the required support they need.
Debbie has a goal of raising £1000, and you can donate to her cause via the following link: Debbie's 'BARE ALL' Campaign
Many thanks to our Hair & Beauty students who came out to help Debbie complete her challenge, and well-done Debbie, you are inspiring!