Undertakers to the rescue on prom night

LUCKY LADY: Ambia Duckworth, in the pink dress, enjoyed a special prom
LUCKY LADY: Ambia Duckworth, in the pink dress, enjoyed a special prom

Unity College star student Ambia Duckworth got a double boost for her prom night.

The school went to Fence Gate and Ambia got to arrive in style with five friends thanks to Co-operative Funeralcare – and they also made arrangements for her to have a free make-over.

Jane Marshall, Manager at Co-operative Funeralcare

We’re delighted that we’ve been able to offer this young woman such a fantastic treat

Jane Marshall, Manager at Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “Earlier this year I contacted Shameem Hudson, Head of East House at Unity College, and offered for one of our silver chauffeur-driven Mercedes limousines to convey one of their students, and five friends, to their prom and arrive in style.

“Unity College nominated a student and then we got thinking that we could do more.

“So Co-operative Funeralcare staff in Burnley and Brierfield got on the phones and we arranged for the lucky student to have a free make-over.”

Ambia’s hair was done at Style Residence on Keirby Walk; her make-up and nails were courtesy of Fantasia on Lyndhurst Road and flower bracelets for all six students were donated by Daisy Chain in Burnley.

“We’re delighted that we’ve been able to offer this young woman such a fantastic treat as, by all accounts, she deserved it after going through a tough time.

“At the Co-operative, we take being part of our local community seriously and are keen to work with people, organisations and businesses to build strong relationships.”