BEAUTY students at a city college have raised thousands of pounds for the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park.

The vital centre, which has outgrown its home in Calton Place, launched a £21million appeal to fund a new building

Young people at Glasgow Clyde College have so far raised £24,300 by opening pop-up salons and nail bars in city shopping centres, commercial business and at the college.

They have also taken part in sponsored bungee jumps, skydives, walks and car washes to boost their fundraising.

The school of hairdressing, beauty and complimentary therapy has vowed to raised £43,000 for the charity during a five year partnership with the charity.

Julie Wales, head of curriculum, said: "Our students have raised an amazing amount so far for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

"The students have learned so much and been challenged in a number of areas during their fundraising activity but have relished the involvement with the local community and the chance to use their skills and experience to raise much needed cash."

The new hospice is set to be finished next spring and will bring 21st century hospice care to the people of the city.

It will be the first in Scotland to help young people aged 16 and over move from child to adult care.

The transition between services for children and adults can be challenging as young people have to leave a care setting which is familiar.

Hospice bosses have been working to understand the needs of these young people in a bid to provide them with the most appropriate care in the new hospice.

Caroline Watson, education and challenge fundraiser at the hospice, said: "The beauty students at Glasgow Clyde College have done a phenomenal job in raising this huge amount.

"We love working with them and seeing the wide and varied fundraising activities they get involved in

"We look forward to our continued partnership with the college and the exciting opportunities it brings."