Call out for therapists to pamper cancer patients

9th Apr 2024

Therapists, hairdressers and nail technicians are being urged to volunteer for a pamper day to spoil cancer patients at a West Midlands NHS Trust.

The annual Cancer and Wellbeing event is being organised by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust and usually sees around 300 patients treated to massages, haircuts, makeovers, pedicures, reiki and yoga sessions when it’s held.

Jenny Donovan, Cancer Services Manager, said of the event at the West Bromwich Albion Ground on 6 July:  “The Cancer Wellbeing fair acts as a real opportunity to offer added wellbeing support to our patients living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. It allows us to bring wellbeing support groups together from across the local area, to contribute to a more than worthwhile cause.”

She added: “We are calling on volunteers who are keen to offer their specialist support for the pamper day, as these methods of therapeutic intervention have proven to be hugely popular among our cancer patients for the promotion of positive wellbeing.

Jenny added: “This will be our ninth event, and we have seen patients in their hundreds enjoy the variety that is on offer such as local entertainment, speakers, a raffle and bingo sessions – which is driving us to deliver a memorable day once again.”

If you would like to offer your services for the event as a volunteer please contact Jenny Donovan on 0121 507 2776 or email

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