Beauty les­son of­fer for can­cer pa­tients

Women get chance to build up their self-es­teem

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­

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

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