Cody nails her dream course thanks to fund

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A teenager is taking the first steps towards a new career thanks to a donation from the Smile Fund.

Cody Whincup (18) had been struggling to find a suitable course which would allow her to concentrate solely on her passion – nail art.

But with the help of Spalding company AG and I – which helps young people to find work – Cody tracked down a course which met her needs.

Unfortunately, the cost of £400 was beyond her means.

That was until AG and I tutor Jill Marshall stepped in and wrote to a number of charities, including an application to the Round Table’s Smile Fund, to help Cody make her dream come true.

And Round Tabler Tim Humphrey (pictured above with Cody) handed over £100 to the Whaplode St Catherine teenager so she can get started.

Next month, Cody will start her training at Not Just Nails in Spalding, where she will spend two months learning on the job and hopefully earning a nationally recognised qualification.

Jill said: “Unfortunately Cody was unable to go the traditional route of a college course as no one provided the course she was looking for.

“We found the course she wanted, but Cody couldn’t afford the £400 so we appealed to charities and the Round Table Smile Fund helped us out with £100, which means Cody can now start out on the career of her choice. She is delighted and really looking forward to starting work.”

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