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Amanda Hayes

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Weʼre raising £14,000 to convert a van to provide a luxury mobile beauty service to help those with cancer/recieving cancer treatment

Didcot, UK

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I am looking to start a social enterprise to help others who are going through the minefield of cancer.

To convert a van to create a luxury beauty salon that will provide high quality beauty treatments wherever my client prefers. It will be a safehaven that will provide a service for those going through treatment or who are post treatment for cancer.

As a previous cancer patient, I understand that apperance, alongside the worry of exposure to infections, are the main factors as to why a client undergoing cancer treatment may not venture out. By bring the salon to them I will be preventing them from the exposure of other salon clients, who may not realise the importance of their health, as well as improving their sense of wellbeing.

At 28, I was diagnosed with vaginal cancer. It was very aggressive and metastasesised to my lungs. For the past 2 years, I've had countless treatments to combat the cancer and for a period of time they've managed to stabalise it.

Historically, therapists were advised not to treat clients with cancer, due to the unquantified impact this may have on the person's health and illness. Now however, clinical research highlights the benefits of massage therapy and other treatments for improving a client's overall sense of health and wellbeing, and there is no reason that they shouldn't enjoy treatments.

With a lack of understanding, therapists can unintentionally isolate those wanting a treatment due to the emotional impact it can have on the therapist. With my extensive accreditations in beauty therapy, and a diploma in oncology beauty therapy, I will provide a personalised service for each client using products that will relieve the strains cancer and its treatments can leave on the body. With prior understanding of the effects that cancer can have mentally and physically, I can create a safehaven where a client will feel comfortable, without invading their personal space.

Follow @happysmilingcancergirl on social media for more updates!

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  • Amanda Hayes3 months ago
    Amanda Hayes

    Amanda Hayes

    3 months ago

    So you may have noticed that I have changed the total of what I am raising. This is because I have been very kindly donated a van!! Because the van is an asset it means that it doesn't appear on the crowdfunding page. So instead I have taken the value of it away from the grand total that I am trying to raise. (crowdfunding doesn't show other donations made like a charity page) It also means any future cash donations that I receive, (that I have set up in a separate business account) will be deducted from the grand total I am raising too.

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  • Amanda Hayes5 months ago
    Amanda Hayes

    Amanda Hayes

    5 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    A huge THANK YOU goes out to the residents at Wash Common 💗💗💗 A coffee morning was hosted yesterday with tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and games of a tombola and a raffle! A staggering £354!!!! Was raised which all goes to the beauty bus! Thank you so so much for your generosity. It means so much to me. Thank you to everyone who came and to those who organised everything 💕🤗

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  • Amanda Hayes5 months ago
    Amanda Hayes

    Amanda Hayes

    5 months ago
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7 months ago

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Page last updated on: 1/13/2019 16.03

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53

  • Janice

    Janice

    Jan 13, 2019

    Best of luck Amanda - what a fantastic idea!!

    £50.00

  • Perri & Paul

    Perri & Paul

    Jan 10, 2019

    Good luck. X

    £20.00

  • Marlene

    Marlene

    Dec 25, 2018

    You are an amazing lady Amanda.

    £100.00

  • Sally Edwards

    Sally Edwards

    Dec 21, 2018

    Hi Amanda, We work with your Mum, Sally and had a Christmas jumper and cake sale in the office. We would like you to have the proceeds towards your beauty bus. Best wishes,Sally

    £172.91

  • Edina Németh

    Edina Németh

    Dec 12, 2018

    Good luck with this brilliant idea. ❤️

    £20.00

  • Suzanne Ward

    Suzanne Ward

    Nov 21, 2018

    This is such a brilliant idea Amanda and I hope you get the funding to get get going soon. Wishing you well with both your health and the beauty bus!

    £100.00

  • Sammie Taylor

    Sammie Taylor

    Oct 31, 2018

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Amanda Hayes

Amanda Hayes

Didcot, UK

I'm Amanda aka The Happy Smiling Cancer Girl, living life with metastatic vaginal cancer. I've been blogging about my experience with cancer for over a year now. My next adventure is to use my experience in the beauty industry and help those affected by cancer and its treatments

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