calendar
search
love middlesbrough logo love middlesbrough logo love middlesbrough logo love middlesbrough logo love middlesbrough logo
 

 
close

Published 22nd Dec 2017

From left, Karen Errington, Amy-Leigh Watson, Tracey Todd, Lisa Trow and Jennifer Lees

Students from Middlesbrough College have given homeless people in their local area haircuts and clothing.

Seven trainee barbering students from the college’s in-house salon were at the Newport Community Hub in Middlesbrough to put their skills into practice with free haircuts.

The students – Karen Errington, Jennifer Lees, Lisa Trow, and Amy-Leigh Watson – were on hand to help those facing hardship at the In Out of the Cold event.

Tracey Todd, barbering coordinator at Middlesbrough College, said: “The barbering team were pleased to be able to help those less fortunate than themselves.

“We also provided vouchers to people who attended the event so they can come into the College and get a haircut at our fully functional salon.”

The In Out of the Cold event was coordinated by Middlesbrough Council and provided clean clothing, entertainment and advice to homeless people.   

Meanwhile students of Middlesbrough College’s MC Academy visited the John Paul Centre to deliver food, toiletries, scarves and gloves to be distributed to those facing poverty.

Pastries and bread were prepared by some of the Academy’s catering students who are training in the college’s Waterside Brasserie.

Students Josh Arrondelle, Lillie Dearden and Corben Haviland delivered the donations.

It’s the second year running the Academy has donated to the John Paul Centre which offers support to people living in poverty.  

Sharon McIntyre, teaching assistant at MC Academy, explained: “This is a really important activity for our students.

“Every day on their way into college they see people facing homelessness on the streets, and it can be quite shocking.

“By donating the students do a great deed and also build their own confidence, showing they can effect positive change in the community.

“Young people sometimes get bad press and we like to show our students they can hold their heads high.”



Major boost for visitor numbers at Middlesbrough Shopping Centre

Middlesbrough’s Dundas Shopping Centre recorded a major boost in visitor numbers in 2017, achieving record footfall in three months.

Middlesbrough’s Samba star officially opens Teesside University’s new sports pitch

Middlesbrough FC’s Fabio Da Silva visited Teesside University to officially open its new £1m all-weather sports pitch.

Food and craft market in the Dundas Indoor Market

More than 20 independent market stalls, alongside the regular traders, bring the best of local food, drink and gifts at the Dundas Food and Craft Market.

Middlesbrough Roll into a New Season of Roller Derby

On 30th January at Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough Roller Derby are hoping to start their 2018 season with a bang, facing tough international competition.