Level 3 Fashion students create beanies for cancer patients

This week, Level 3 Fashion students started a creative project to help provide fashionable beanies for cancer patients.  The project between Oaklands College and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care started this week, after the care centre delivered a live brief to students via Microsoft Teams. Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is an independent charity committed to improving…

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This week, Level 3 Fashion students started a creative project to help provide fashionable beanies for cancer patients. 

The project between Oaklands College and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care started this week, after the care centre delivered a live brief to students via Microsoft Teams.

Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is an independent charity committed to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer, their carers, family and friends.

Students were tasked with creating beanies for patients undergoing chemotherapy and were briefed to be as creative and expressive as they saw fit.

Litsa Efstathiou, who has taught Art and Design students at the college for over a decade said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to be able to give back to the local community, we are always looking for engaging and creative challenges for our students, it is an emotive project which has given our students the opportunity to express their creativities in a new medium.”

As well as students, staff also took part in the print designing process, using heat press transfer sublimation machines to bring their designs to life. The beanies were created using recycled materials and included personal messages in each gift.

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