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The Oaks to host confidence-building sessions for people with cancer

By Jonny Clark

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THE Oaks Palliative Day Care Centre in Elgin is hosting free workshops designed to help boost the confidence of people with cancer.

Partnering with leading cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better, the Oaks ran the first skincare and make-up workshop - held by four professional beauty experts - in February, with 12 ladies in attendance.

A team from Feel Good Look Better delivered a session at The Oaks in Elgin.
A team from Feel Good Look Better delivered a session at The Oaks in Elgin.

“We are thrilled to be able to facilitate bringing this extremely valuable and meaningful activity to Moray in partnership with the wonderful charity, Look Good Feel Better,” the Oaks said.

“We are presently building on the sterling work already done here at The Oaks over the past 21 years and the team is always looking for ways to increase and enhance the support that we can offer individuals undergoing a cancer journey.

“The opportunity to bring this resource to Moray is very exciting. The initial workshop in February was a wonderful and up-lifting experience for everyone involved.”

Three further workshops will be held this year which will be open to anyone facing cancer in the Elgin area.

Look Good Feel Better marks its 30th anniversary this year. The charity understands how challenging it can be to process a cancer diagnosis and manage the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment.

It runs free workshops virtually and at Cancer Care Centres and hospitals across the United Kingdom to support women, men, and young adults through this challenging time.

Amanda Yeomans, Look Good Feel Better Regional Manager, Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “We have been running workshops led by trained volunteers in the beauty industry for 30 years.

“They offer practical advice about changes to the skin, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, nails, and body confidence, and a free goodie bag filled with beauty products is provided.

“We are delighted to partner with The Oaks, which will be hosting our workshops in the calm surroundings of this peaceful venue.

“Attending the workshops here will enhance the beneficiaries’ experience, enabling them to relax and enjoy the workshops while boosting their sense of well-being and confidence.

“Every session offers an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation, ask questions, and focus on themselves and not their cancer.

“We aim for lots of learning and a real boost of positivity. We are extremely grateful to The Oaks for their support.”

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