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Manchester College crimpers spring birthday treat on Elsie, 97

Elsie-Oates

Shereen Wilkinson-Rennicks (second left), Michaela Cole (fourth left) and colleagues from the Hair and Beauty Team at The Manchester College with Elsie Oates and her daughter Margaret Figueroa (second right).

The hair and beauty team from Manchester College in Wythenshawe treated their most loyal client to a surprise celebration to mark her 97th birthday.

Elsie Oates, from Baguley, has enjoyed a cut and colour at the college salon for almost 50 years, helping countless students over the years gain their hairdressing qualifications.

The much loved grandmother-of-three still travels by public transport to the Northenden campus every few weeks for her regular hair appointment. Read More…

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Manchester College names new building after much-loved former student, Kirsty Howard

DSC_0201The Manchester College  named their Wythenshawe site Howard House in an official VIP naming ceremony earlier today (23 March), in honour of former student and prolific fundraiser Kirsty Howard.

 Kirsty’s family were VIP guests at the ceremony and unveiled the plaque announcing the new name of the recently-refurbished site to guests from the community, staff and local MP Mike Kane.

 At the ceremony, Francis House Children’s Hospice was named the Group’s charity partner of the year in honour of Kirsty and was presented with a cheque for £5,000 to kick-start their fundraising efforts.

 

Phil Taylor, Director of the Kirsty Club and speaking on behalf of Francis House, said: “Thank you to the LTE Group for its very generous donation which will have a huge impact on the charity. Naming the building Howard House and fund-raising for Kirsty’s charity of choice is a wonderful tribute to her memory.”

 The LTE Group has recently invested over £1.5m in upgrading the facilities at Howard House, which first opened in 2010, to house over 160 staff from the Finance, Health and Safety, HR, IT Services and Marketing and External Relations teams. The move has helped to consolidate group operations teams and promote closer collaborative working.

 Wythenshawe and Sale East MP Mike Kane attended and spoke with the family, staff and students. The Labour Shadow Schools Minister said: “I’m delighted to have been invited here today. LTE Group’s investment in Howard House, and the surrounding site occupied by The Manchester College, represents a significant investment in Wythenshawe.

 Today has also been an opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of Kirsty Howard. Speaking to Kirsty’s mum and dad I know they are very proud of their daughter’s achievements, not only as an unbelievable charity fundraiser but as a student at The Manchester College. Naming this building ‘Howard House’ will serve as a fitting and long-lasting tribute to Kirsty.”

 The investment forms a key part of the Group’s estates strategy and its vision to transform the way it delivers leading post-16 education, training and skills.

 John Thornhill, Chief Executive of the LTE Group said: “The Manchester College is incredibly proud to have supported Kirsty in her studies and we’re honoured to name the building Howard House, to reflect her connection to us and the local area.

 “We will also be using the occasion – and other events throughout the year – to raise money for Francis House in her memory, including entering a team of LTE group runners in this year’s 10k Great Manchester Run on Sunday 20 May.

 “Kirsty was, and continues to be, an inspiration to many in Manchester and she remains a fantastic example of the values which we encourage in our colleagues, students and learners.”

 To learn more about LTE Group and The Manchester College, visit their respective websites:www.ltegroup.co.ukwww.tmc.ac.uk.

Air ambulance called to Northenden college after student falls from balcony

Police have begun an investigation after a student fell from a third floor balcony at Manchester College in Northenden today.

Emergency services have been called to the Sale Road, campus at around 4pm today, police said.

The Manchester Evening News has been reporting from the scene.

Two hurt in crash near Manchester College, Wythenshawe

Two people have been taken to hospital following a road traffic crash near Manchester College in Wythenshawe this morning, according to the Manchester Evening News.

 

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