February 21, 2011 11.24 am This story is over 158 months old

Makeover sessions for city cancer patients

Looking good: Lincoln’s hospital holds skin and makeup sessions for women dealing with cancer.

Female cancer patients in Lincoln can now attended free, fun makeover sessions as an attempt to make them feel better as well as look good.

The sessions are held at Lincoln County Hospital and are run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and charity Look Good Feel Better.

At the sessions, patients can get expert make up and skin-care tutorials and workshops and pampering, regardless of stage of their cancer.

The tutorials also help women who are self conscious about their visible side-effects to cover them up.

Beauticians come from various cosmetic companies such as Yves Saint Laurent, Clarins, Clinique and Max Factor.

Every woman who attends gets a free sample bag to take home, donated by the cosmetic companies.

Macmillan Information and Support Services Lead for ULHT, Caroline Boyer said: “It allows women the chance to talk about how they are feeling and how they cope with some of the side effects of these treatments.

“The ladies enjoy the sessions and we get positive feedback from all those who have attended.”

The sessions are held every month and open to all women, regardless of type of cancer and stage.

To attend a session (limited to one session only per woman), book a place on 01522 572350.

Source: ULHT