How dog grooming students hope to take the lead in fund-raising - The Evesham Observer

How dog grooming students hope to take the lead in fund-raising

Evesham Editorial 21st Jul, 2022   0

A GROUP of college students have turned their hand to dog grooming and raise funds for a wildlife reserve in South Africa.

Level 3 Animal Welfare students at Pershore College sold tickets and groomed Spaniels, Dachshunds and German Shepherd’s alike for Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in South Africa – a family-run, 4,700 hectare nature reserve specialising in animal education and research.

The group of 10 students raised more than £350, with a party of 17 pupils of staff from the college planning to follow up on the event with a visit to North West South Africa in June 2023.

Chloe Jones, animal welfare lecturer at Pershore College, said: “As a once professional dog groomer, and now the teacher of dog grooming modules, it was only fitting that me and my students welcomed dogs and their owners to the college for a day of canine-related TLC, all in the name of charity.

“We plan to arrange another dog grooming day before Christmas so students can utilise their developing skills once again, and also run more charity events in the lead up to our much-anticipated visit to South Africa next summer.”

The fledgling partnership between Pershore College, part of college group WCG, and Mankwe Wildlife Reserve came about through the former’s industry placement coordinator for animal welfare, Chloe Levitt

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