An open week at the Wrexham institution’s on-site clinic saw staff and students carry out treatments in exchange for minimum £10 donations towards the hospice. Over three days, people dropped in for acupuncture, facial acupuncture, back massage, aromatherapy back and neck massage and reflexology. Treatments were delivered by students on the university’s Complementary Therapies for Healthcare and Acupuncture degree programmes.
Paul Battersby and Caroline Lomas, both senior lecturers in Complementary Therapy, handed a cheque for £587.90 to Nightingale House Hospice area
fundraiser Chris Andrews.
Paul said: ‘People were incredibly generous with their donations and we were amazed with the amount we raised. It was a great experience for our students as well. We prepare them to enter the industry and work as complementary therapists as soon as they graduate, so the more practical experience they get the better.’
The money raised will contribute towards the £2.2 million needed this year to keep Nightingale House Hospice running.
- Glyndŵr University offers an FHT accredited course in Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies for Healthcare, which is accepted by the FHT for membership and insurance. For more information visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk