Coco's foundation trip to Africa Oct 2018

After a year of fundraising, in October 2018 Gary Young traveled out to Zulu Natal with the Coco’s Foundation to help build a couple of houses for orphaned children living in the area many of whom have HIV and have little or no support network.

As well as building the two houses. 

the group helped out at breakfast club and after school activities for the orphans in the area and took a group of the orphans on a shopping trip to buy them school uniforms.

The whole trip was an amazing success and great experience.

In 2019 Kiki Cavie and Emma Hobden will be making the trip out to Africa to do another set of houses with the Coco’s Foundation if you would like to help with their fund raising please go to their just giving pages on the links below;




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  Emma Hobden : 

Lindsay Rich

Lindsay Rich

Hi, I’m Lindsay,
I’m very new to hairdressing, having just finished my NVQ level2 with the Grove Experience Academy as a self-funded student, I was offered a position as a Graduate stylist starting in October 2018. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity as a mature student (being 29), I left school, worked with Horses and then started a family and had my two lovely boys who are now at school. I felt I wanted to follow my other passion and start my career in hairdressing as I have always had a massive interest. I’m very much looking forward to building confidence and experience at the Grove Experience Plus all there lovely team who have welcomed me in. Looking forward to learning and seeing where it takes me.

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John Doe


Hi I’m Esme

I joined the Grove in late 2018 as an apprentice . I left school and went to college but was soon to realise I needed to be in a hands-on working environment , my sister is also in the hairdressing industry and that is  where my hairdressing fascination came from.

I am currently training in the academy on a Tuesday and Thursday. I am needing models to help me become a qualified hairdresser. I would love to see you booked in with me, see you soon.


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