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The Well receive local support from BOS

The Well for Wellbeing gets a helping hand

Local Barnsley office supply company, BOS have chosen to support The Well for Wellbeing service for people living with cancer with a donation of £600.   

The Well for Wellbeing service provides, free beauty and complementary therapies for both men and women affected by cancer from The Core in Barnsley

The aim of each therapy is to promote health and well-being in individuals, enabling them to live a life beyond a cancer diagnosis and the benefits are not just physical but also psychological.

Elliot Batty, Managing Director of BOS, on Summer Lane states “We choose a charity every year. What appealed to BOS this year was that The Well for Wellbeing services provide not only physical but also psychological assistance to those going through a traumatic time in their lives.” Elliot continues “Unfortunately more and more of us are affected by cancer one way or another so our contribution seemed fitting”.

Lisa Calvert, Charity Development Manager at Barnsley Hospital Charity who administer all donations to The Well for Wellbeing Service said “The Well service makes a real difference to people in Barnsley at a very difficult time in their lives; this donation from BOS is greatly appreciated. It will also help us spread awareness of the wonderful work that the team of staff and volunteers do at The Well.”

Alison Spencer, Business Support for Cancer Services at Barnsley Hospital explained “The support from BOS came out of the blue and will help The Well continue its great work. Although The Well is partly funded by the government this funding does not cover the full cost of keeping this service running therefore the help BOS offers will assist us in many ways from publicising what we do to supporting our fundraising efforts.”

Therapies include Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, paraffin wax, Shiatsu and a range of beauty therapies. There is also a tailor-made headwear service located on the chemotherapy unit where patients can buy hats & scarves at cost price and learn how to tie scarves following chemotherapy. The service is also supported by volunteers, some of whom have been affected by cancer; and who provide a wonderful meet and greet and reception service.

If you would like more information on what The Well offers, or would like to raise funds for this invaluable service or even volunteer then visit www.barnsleyhospitalcharity.co.uk/the-well or call Barnsley Hospital Charity on 01226 431650.

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