23 December 2016
Youngsters with cancer receive Christmas makeover
The glitz and glamour of Christmas has come early for four young
ladies from the East Midlands after receiving a makeover thanks to
the Look Good Feel Better team.
The teenagers and young adults, who are all receiving treatment
for cancer from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH),
attended the session this week to find out about skincare and
make-up tips. The workshop also focused on confidence, self-esteem
and general wellbeing.
The Look Good Feel Better workshop is designed to support women
of all ages and help them to manage the visible side effects of
cancer treatment. To help the women recreate the look at home they
all received a free make-up bag packed with cosmetics from various
brands including BareMinerals, Benefit and D&G.
Charities Look Good Feel Better, Teenage Cancer Trust, and
Maggies were all involved in providing the session to the young
women aged 15-23 years old.
Staff from Maggie's Nottingham Centre and a Teenage Cancer Trust
Youth Support Coordinator, who are both based at City Hospital,
helped to coordinate the event with Look Good Feel Better and
Victoria Somers-Whittaker attended the workshop and has been
receiving treatment from City Hospital for Hodgkins Lymphoma. After
four months of chemotherapy treatment she has just received news
that she has entered remission.
The 19 year old from Nottingham, said: "When I first got my
diagnosis I was terrified but the treatment was made a lot easier
thanks to the support of the really nice nurses at City Hospital.
I've received so much help, it's incredible, and these additional
activities are fantastic. They really make a difference. At this
workshop I've made some great connections with girls who are a
similar age to me who are in a similar situation and I've learnt
some amazing new make-up tips too."