Charities 2017-10-16T21:44:24+00:00

Charities

The Good Grief Trust

The Good Grief Trust exists to help all those suffering grief in the UK. We aim to find the bereaved, acknowledge their grief & provide reassurance, a virtual hand of friendship & ongoing support.

Our vision is to bring all the charities & organisations together, to ensure that no one slips through the net & everyone receives the correct information & support they need to move forward with their lives.

Lee is proud to be the Ambassador of The Good Grief Trust and with MY-Makeover provides quarterly, bespoke events for their guests.

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Maggie’s

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. Our Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 19 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK, online and abroad.

MY-Makeover visits once per month to Maggie’s at Charing Cross Hospital to deliver bespoke makeup and manicure sessions.

Solace

Solace Women’s Aid’s vision is of a world where women and children live their lives free from domestic and sexual abuse.. Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. Solace Women’s Aid’s core values reflect their history and were developed in consultation with staff, service users, and trustees. They are:

  • Women and children focused and empowering
  • Diverse and anti-discriminatory in all our practice
  • Committed to service users having a central voice within the organisation
  • Feminist in our understanding of domestic and sexual violence
  • Committed to continuous improvement

My-Makeover visits Solace Women’s Aid once per month to deliver a makeup and manicure sessions.

Holy Cross Centre Trust

HCCT  work with people who are socially excluded in a variety of ways both in Camden and Islington. By developing and maintaining a strong network of partners we look for opportunities to help those who use our services to integrate into the life of local communities, and have the chance to become more fulfilled.We also seek to understand more about why people become vulnerable in these ways so that we can improve our services, and also so we can advocate for their interests and contribute to a definition of best practice.All our services counteract the effects of stigma, isolation and poverty, offering people respect and the opportunity to be treated as an individual.We try to respond to the needs that our users themselves find most pressing.

My-Makeover visits Holy Cross Centre twice per month to deliver a manicure session.

Band of Sisters

Team H4H is an extremely passionate bunch. Our passion comes from our links to the Armed Forces; some of us have served, others are related to or know someone who has.
We take the time to listen, understand what’s needed, and do our very best for our Heroes every single day. We have a complete open door policy and welcome all of our supporters to visit us or pick up the phone to find out just what a difference your donations are making to the lives of our heroes. Band of sisters is open to both men and women and offers fellowship, support and a listening ear to the families of our Heroes. The fellowship offers lifelong access to support and opportunities for the families of those veterans and serving personnel who have suffered a permanently career limiting or career ending injury, illness or wound directly attributable to service. The fellowship offers an opportunity to meet others who understand what it’s like to care for their loved ones, giving the opportunity to mutually support each other. The membership is free and confidential with a wide regional footprint and access to many opportunities.

My-Makeover delivers sessions twice a year to Tedworth House & Colchester Recovery Centres for their respite weekends and quarterly to the London based support groups. Larger events have also been created for Band Of Sisters and Band Of Brothers with the intention of creating an environment where couples and families could enjoy the experience together.

W.A.Y.

Widowed & Young is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by a network of volunteers who have been bereaved at a young age themselves, so they understand exactly what other members are going through.WAY was founded in 1997 and now has more than 2,100 members across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. WAY aims to provide peer-to-peer emotional and practical support to young widowed men and women – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation – as they adjust to life after the death of their partner.

My-Makeover created an event for 25 of W.A.Y’s guests where each person could enjoy a variety of treatments and take home a goody bag.

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or other serious progressive illnesses (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire. For over 35 years we have provided supportive and end of life care to local people, serving 550,000 residents.Every day we support over 250 patients, carers and relatives in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham (In-Patient Unit, Day Hospice, Out-Patient appointments and through Patient and Family Support) and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford (Day Services, Out-Patient appointments and through Patient and Family Support).The NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, which means we rely heavily on the support and generosity of our local community. All our services are free of charge to our patients and their families, but we need to raise over £20,000 a day to offer such an exceptional standard of clinical care and support.

My-Makeover delivers approx 3 sessions per year to this hospice treating approx 15 people per visit to multiple treatments.

Royal Trinity Hospice.

Trinity provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.
We support people living in our central and south west London community, at home and at the hospice.  Our care is centred on the unique needs of each individual and those close to them.

All our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. We receive a third of our funding from the NHS, but we rely on donations to raise the remaining £9 million every year that is needed for our services to continue.  Trinity has been providing this vital support for 125 years – last year, we cared for 1,500 people.

My- Makeover delivers approx 4 sessions per year to this hospice and treats around 20 people per visit to multiple treatments.