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Women’s Day — of pampering

28 March 2014

ST GEORGE's Crypt, which does so much to help the homeless and vulnerable in Leeds, celebrated International Women's Day earlier this month by offering an enjoyable experience to their women clients of a sort they would not normally be able to have.

A beauty salon was set up in one of the training rooms, where free facials and free manicures were given by a beautician, enabling the recipients to have a quiet half-hour away from their problems. In the afternoon, trainee stylists from Philips Hair Academy gave a shampoo, conditioning treatment, and blow dry to eight women - a new experience for several of them.

It was all appreciated. "The facial was amazing. I've never had one before, and it was so relaxing," one of the recipients said. In addition, with the help of donations from the law firm Eversheds, ASDA, and Cameron Iron Works, 17 of the Crypt's most vulnerable clients were given hampers of much-needed toiletries and treats.

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