Cancer charity treats oncology staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital to a confidence-boosting makeover event to give thanks

A CHARITY pamper session designed to boost key worker confidence saw hospital nursing staff relax and enjoy a free workshop.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:30 pm

Oncology nurses and medical staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital were treated by cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better to enjoy a virtual skincare and makeup makeover event.

This workshop was an opportunity to give thanks to the staff for working hard over the past year to support cancer patients throughout the pandemic.

Each of the 28 participants was given skincare and makeup products to use during the event, which provided an opportunity for staff to take their minds off work for a few hours and have some fun.

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Cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better treated 28 nurses and medical staff from the oncology department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital to a virtual skincare and makeup makeover event

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Shelly Wilkinson, Macmillan Centre coordinator, said: ‘It was a really uplifting and fun experience to see all your colleagues and to experiment with different looks and try makeup you wouldn’t normally.’

The session taught various skincare and makeup techniques to the nurses, going through a 12-step programme of tuition so they could take their skills home with them.

Maria Hayes, oncology gynaecology clinical nurse specialist, said: ‘The event was really exciting and I enjoyed learning new tips and getting to see everyone. I have never used a concealer before, so it was great fun!

‘Thank you to Look Good Feel Better for giving us this opportunity, I felt really valued.’

The charity has been delivering free workshops to people with cancer for more than 26 years to boost emotional and physical wellbeing.

This was an opportunity for medical staff to experience first-hand the fun, laughter and huge confidence boost that take place during a Look Good Feel Better workshop.

Sarahjane Robertson, chief executive of Look Good Feel Better, said: ‘The pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for all but especially for those going through cancer treatment alongside the teams of wonderful doctors and nurses who have continued to support them throughout this time.

‘This event was our way of giving something back to the hospital teams who have been working tirelessly to support those most in need. We are all looking forward to bringing our group workshops back to the Queen Alexandra Hospital later in the year.’

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