Suffolk: Beauty project launched to help people in the county who are going through cancer treatments

The Cancer Campaign in Suffolk's new beauty project at Park View Care Home in Ipswich.

The Cancer Campaign in Suffolk's new beauty project at Park View Care Home in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A beauty project launched in Ipswich will make a huge difference to the lives of cancer patients in the county, the charity behind the initiative has said.

Bosses at Cancer Campaign in Suffolk said the response to the first “It’s All About You beauty workshops” this week was overwhelmingly positive.

The aim now is to hold the sessions, at the Park View Care Home in London Road, every other month giving cancer patients the chance to enjoy a whole range of treatments including skincare and nailcare.

Karen Hare, chief executive of CCIS, said: “This is something that has been brought together by a need in the county from cancer patients and we have decided that we will provide it.

We have had some brilliant feedback from the cancer patients who attended – it has been incredibly positive.

“As far as the charity is concerned, this is exactly what we are here to do, to provide things that aren’t clinical and that make a huge difference.”

Cancer Campaign in Suffolk works in partnership with Ipswich Hospital and the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre – which are involved in the project as well.

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Bosses at the charity said they were also grateful for the support received in helping to set up the project. This has included Park View Care Home offering a space and cosmetic company, Youngblood, which has given suitable products and training and advice for beauticians.

The charity hopes to help both female and male cancer patients in the future.

Karen added: “It was all really good and the beauticians that gave up their time were amazed to see the happy faces of people who were having so much fun and relaxing.”

The next workshop will take place on December 6 at the care home in London Road.

For more information, please call Cancer Campaign in Suffolk on 01473 211884.

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