Mar 23, 2015
Each year, Elite International School of Beauty and Spa Therapies pool the funds collected from regular client days and donate them to a local charity. This year, Elite Hamilton students voted to donate funds to the Waikato neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Not only did the unit receive a cheque for $8300 but the students generously gave of their time to offer free treatments to the parents of babies in care.
Charge Nurse Christine Woolerton acknowledged the fantastic work done by Elite students.
“The students have been so generous with their time between exams and lectures and pampered our NICU mums with eyebrow shapes and tints, manicures, pedicures and massages. It was all very gratefully received and we had the mums queuing up.”
The NICU provides care to newborn babies who are very premature or have other health concerns. Support is also extended to the parents of these babies who often spend weeks or even months at the unit. JoJo McGlade (Elite Hamilton Tutor) mentioned that the donation was much appreciated.
“Waikato NICU was very grateful to receive the donation as they are often overlooked for larger, more well-known children’s charities but are still very much in need of equipment and other bits and pieces for the unit.”
The NICU unit plans to spend the money on purchasing a commercial freezer for the storage of expressed milk.