Beauty lesson offer for cancer patients
Women get chance to build up their self-esteem
BEAUTY professionals will teach cancer patients how to stay looking their best at free sessions.
The classes are being offered to chemotherapy patients who use Hillingdon Hospital’s Cancer Macmillan Centre and will be held at the Boots store inside the intu Uxbridge shopping centre, in High Street.
No7 beauty advisers will demonstrate techniques including painting on eyebrows and covering blemishes using creams.
Volunteer Randema Deyalage-Dona, 27, who works at the store, said: “I lost a friend to cancer when I was a teenager and didn’t think twice about signing up for our in-house training. Women like to look their best whatever the circumstances, so this is a small way that I can help out.”
A poll by Macmillan Cancer Support showed 81 per cent of women felt the physical side effects of their treatment had negatively affected their self-esteem, while 73 per cent would welcome from a adviser.
Lorraine Barton, lead nurse specialist for cancer at the hospital centre, said: beauty locally advice trained “I’m delighted that our local Boots has agreed to support the scheme. We appreciate all the support we can get from the local community.”
n SIGNED UP: Volunteer Randema Deyalage-Dona