Hospice volunteers given dramatic new look

14 St Michael's Hospice retail volunteers have been given a dynamic, fresh new look thanks to hairdressing by Peter Prosser, clothes from Cherry Savidge and Pritchard’s menswear, and make-up by Chave and Jackson, Salon XS and Beauty By Sadie.

Rachel Young, Events Coordinator at Peter Prosser Hairdressing Ltd, had the idea of treating Hospice volunteers to a full make-over. ‘We had a meeting with all our staff, and they told us they would like to be involved in a photo-shoot using real people instead of models. We knew St Michaels Hospice was a really good cause, so we asked them if they would like to offer the chance of having a free makeover to volunteers and staff. The day was a great success and from looking at all the pictures I think everyone will like their new look. I hope it makes everyone feel fantastic.’

Maxine Field, a volunteer from St Michael’s Hospice Home and Living Store in Leominster, said, ‘It was great fun, I look totally different. The before and after photos show how they transformed me into looking like a princess. All St Michael’s volunteers work very hard, and it’s been nice for everybody to Maxine-Fieldbe made to feel special.’

Nicola Wood, Head of Retail at St Michael’s Hospice, said, ‘I would like to thank all the hairdressers, beauticians, clothes shops and photographer Jay Watson for getting involved on their day off. Their expertise and creativity have given our volunteers a very well-earned reward.’

The photographs will feature in a local advertising campaign by Peter Prosser Hairdressing, and all 14 volunteers will get their own before and after prints as a souvenir of the day.