Cancer Charity Wins Excellence Award

A Northern Ireland charity has scooped a top award in the national 'Third Sector Excellence Awards'.

The Ulster Cancer Foundation and cosmetic company, Clarins, scored a first at the awards held last week at the prestigious Hurlingham Club, London.

It recognises imaginative and innovative work by charities and the voluntary sector throughout the UK.

UCF and Clarins Northern Ireland were the only local companies to be shortlisted and in the end, picked up the top accolade for the Best Corporate Partnership category for the Beauty for Life programme.

Beauty for Life helps women who have been diagnosed with cancer rediscover their self-esteem.

The initiative allows women to take 'time out' to enjoy some real pampering – facials, manicures and make-up advice on a one-to-one basis.
News Image
Joyce Savage, Head of Appeals & Marketing, UCF said: "It is a great honour to win this award and we are thrilled that our partnership with Clarins has been recognised nationally.

"Clarins has played a central role in helping us deliver the Beauty for Life programme which was developed to help deal with negative body image that many cancer patients face as a result of hair loss and treatment," she said, noting that feedback from women who have attended has been universally positive.

"Many have told us how their confidence was boosted and what a treat it was to get advice on their make-up in an environment which was not related to a clinic or hospital."

Lynne Hanna, General Manager from Clarins Northern Ireland, commented: "We are delighted to have such a positive and successful association with the Ulster Cancer Foundation.

"Our partnership with the charity has received widespread support from staff who regularly volunteer to take part in the Beauty for Life initiative and who relish the time spent with patients.

"As a result it has had a marked effect on staff morale and team spirit," she concluded.


Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

16 August 2019
NI Children's Hospice Among Mayor's Charity Partners
The Northern Ireland Children's Hospice has been named by the Lord Mayor of Belfast as one of his charity partners. Councillor John Finucane will commit vital funds to support the organisation throughout his term in office.
15 August 2019
Local Culinary Delights To Be Showcased To The World
The finest selection of local food and drink produce is to be celebrated over the coming months as part of Tourism NI's 'Taste the Island' campaign. Over 150 experiences feature in the programme for September, October and November that aims to shine a spotlight on the superb culinary experiences available in Northern Ireland.
23 August 2019
NI Hospices Excluded From £25m Govt Boost
Northern Ireland hospice users have been excluded from a £25 million cash boost announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The funding will be allocated to protect charitable hospices and palliative care services in England, with no support for local providers, such as the Northern Ireland Hospice.
13 August 2019
Giants Causeway Ranked Third Most Incredible Sight In The UK
The Giant's Causeway has been named the UK's third most incredible sight by Lonely Planet. The travel publisher compiled a list of the 500 most unmissable experiences and hidden gems across the UK, with sights across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands recognised.
12 August 2019
Other News In Brief
Warning As Counterfeit Cash Circulates Counties Tyrone & Down Members of the public, retailers and other businesses are being warned as counterfeit £50 notes circulate in counties Tyrone & Down. Police have received numerous reports of cash being passed to small businesses in the Banbridge, Clough, Crossgar, Coalisland and Tyrone areas.