Toko­roa gets cancer support pro­gramme

South Waikato News - - Out & About - FRANCES FER­GU­SON

A cancer support pro­gramme de­signed to help women ‘‘look good’’ and ‘‘feel bet­ter’’ gave lo­cal ladies the royal treat­ment in Toko­roa.

The Toko­roa District Lions or­gan­ised the first work­shop which was held at the South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre.

Pres­i­dent Kath­leen Davy said it was a jour­ney of a year to or­gan­ise the event.

‘‘I think it’s so awe­some. They de­serve to be pam­pered and know that we care.

‘‘Some of us are sur­vivors and we felt quite pas­sion­ate about it and why not do some­thing for our lo­cals and our lo­cals de­serve it.’’

The free ser­vice in­volved pro­fes­sion­als giv­ing five woman a hair and make up session.

Davy said clients have been re­ferred to the work­shops and all of the women are at dif­fer­ent stages of their treat­ment.

‘‘Th­ese ladies are go­ing through a trau­matic thing why not have some­thing on your door step when your feel­ing down.

‘‘It takes a lot out of you and all of us have been touched by it (cancer) through our fam­ily.’’

Mem­bers of the club felt pas­sion­ate about bring­ing the pro­gramme to Toko­roa.

Four work­shops have been or­gan­ised for the year.

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