Princess Alice Hospice is appealing for beauty and hair professionals to volunteer at special ‘Look Good Feel Great’ days following the successful return of the scheme this month.
Most people would expect to see nurses, doctors and therapists at Princess Alice Hospice, they might have been surprised on a recent visit to find a host of hairdressers, make-up artists, manicurists and wig specialists. The beauty and hair professionals were on hand to lend their support to the Day Hospice team’s return of their hugely popular ‘Look Good Feel Great’ project.
The team held a series of high profile patient pampering days in the past that saw Trevor Sorbie, M.B.E, fashion stylist, John Scott, Nadine Baggott, Health and Beauty Editor, Hello Magazine, fashion mavens, Trinny and Susannah and Sue Moxley creator of Famous Cosmetics getting involved.
On Wednesday 17 April, 20 female patients enjoyed a day of pampering, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to chat with friends and gain expert advice about hair, make-up, wigs and fashion. Charlotte John, of Clay Hair Salon, Oxshott who has attended all past events was there ensure complete hair satisfaction and the resulting transformations were just amazing.
‘I am very proud to support this wonderful initiative at the Princess Alice Hospice, helping women to look good and therefore feel great is incredibly important. Baldness can have a huge impact on a person’s confidence and schemes like today really help to redress the balance and ensure that patients can receive treatments to help them not only physically, but also emotionally, I look forward to visiting again and creating even more transformations.’
The Look Good Feel Great service, offered to Day Hospice, community and ward patients, has created a buzz amongst patients. Dedicated and continuous support from local companies will ensure the long-term success of the scheme; the project can only continue with increased product donations and more volunteer manicurists, stylists and make-up artists. The next event is taking place on Wednesday 24 July 2013
Sharon Penny event organiser added
‘Many patients tell us that they are reluctant to go into make-up sections of department stores and to hairdressers because there are conscious of their body image and hair loss, and are worried that the staff will not understand their situation and conditions. Today was about providing the ladies with something normal – having your hair cut is something we all take for granted, for our patients it is often not that simple.’
For an informal discussion about supporting the project with product donations and about the volunteering roles contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for further details about becoming a volunteer, please contact Sue Pitchers 01372 461856 email@example.com
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