A wonderful weekend’s fundraising

A wonderful weekend’s fundraising

The Victoria Sponge Bake Month is well and truly up and running with a wonderful weekend of festivities and fundraising for VP. The Field & Country Fair Our weekend of fundraising kicked off on Friday at the Field and Country Fair, in the beautiful setting of... read more

Baking a Vegan Victoria Sponge

As our Bake Month is in full swing, we thought we would share a vegan Victoria Sponge recipe, which was sent over from some of Victoria’s Promise supporters in France!     INGREDIENTS: Aquafaba (juice from tinned chickpeas) – 3/4 cup Apple Cider... read more

15 Ways to Prevent Cancer- Roundup

Can you think of ways to reduce your cancer risk? We all know smoking is one of the leading causes of the disease. Quitting can be a challenge but the benefits are vast. Then there are factors like reducing your alcohol intake, and ditching fizzy soda drinks packed... read more

Victoria’s Promise Charity Ball 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that the 3rd annual Victoria’s Promise Charity Ball will take place on 22nd October at Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke! Last year we enjoyed an excellent evening of entertainment including music from Fleetstreet Mac and... read more

Why we need to detox and 10 Ways to detox

Detoxing– we’ve all been there when we feel in need of a good cleanse. Maybe after the festive season or an indulgent, frivolous weekend. Our bodies are detoxing daily so is it really necessary? Often if we’ve overloaded our bodies and we’re... read more

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Change someones life

how your funds directly help

£40

Pays for an oncology counselling session, helping women deal with treatment and diagnosis.

£50

Pays for a specialist oncology massage, with specialist oils and techniques.

£75

Pays for a chemotherapy skincare and make-up treatment, tutorial and starter kit.

£500

Pays for a high quality, breathable wig.

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Run, jump, bake, cycle, dance or be creative and become a Victoria’s Promise fundraiser. Whether your target is big or small, you will be making a huge difference. We will support you in your efforts and help you reach your goal. VP have witnessed some incredible individual and group achievements in raising money and awareness for women suffering with cancer. Do something positive today. Become a VP Fundraiser. Click Here

Volunteer >

Victoria’s Promise are always on the look out for people willing to offer their valuable time to help. We could always do with a hand manning stalls at events, as well as looking for volunteers to help us with our supportive services that we offer as part of our initiatives. If you feel you have a skill that you can offer, or simply time you can donate. Please register as one of our volunteers. Click Here

Campaigns >

Here at Victoria’s Promise we are always creating fun, local and national campaigns for our wonderful community of supporters to get involved in. From U.K wide Victoria Sponge bake off’s to New Year’s Make a promise make a difference initiatives. Keep an eye on our campaigns and see how to be a part of them. Click Here

Victoria's Promise

The Victoria’s Promise charity was founded to fulfil a promise; a promise of someone so brave, caring and warm that it has inspired a movement – that person is Victoria Van der Westhuizen. Having lost her father and grandmother to cancer and watched her mother battle through to eventually beat it, Victoria vowed to fight back. Tragically, before she was given the opportunity to achieve her goals and just two months after diagnosis, Vicki lost her own valiant battle with the disease. Victoria’s Promise now stands as a beacon of light and hope; a legacy to continue the care and warmth that Victoria embodied.

After Victoria’s family saw first-hand the struggles that young women face during chemotherapy, as well as the aspects of care that were being overlooked, it was clear that supporting these brave young women was an area in which they could make a positive difference. 

How we help

Victoria’s Promise have dedicated themselves to providing care in areas that are currently grossly under catered for. Women facing cancer treatment face a variety of challenges over and beyond the already daunting prospect of medical care and diagnosis. We aim to alleviate those concerns, by providing vital support in areas such as specialist skin care, chemotherapy beauticians, wig funding and counselling and advice services.

Victoria’s Promise and their partners are pioneering training and supportive services so that we can hand hold young women throughout their cancer journey and give them every chance of the best possible outcome. Whilst ensuring the journey back to health is as small an ordeal as it possibly can be.

Oncology Massage

Along with our skin-care partner “Beauty despite cancer, Jennifer Young” we provide specially trained therapist qualified in oncology specific massage. As well as helping to rejuvenate the skin these massages are designed to be both relaxing and calming. With the well-being of people in treatment being of the utmost importance, these therapies provide sanctuary and respite from the strains of cancer and treatment.

Wig Funding

Losing your hair can be a particularly frightening and challenging and time for anyone. Some chemotherapies induce hair-loss.  When this occurs some patients may find it hard to source a comfortable, breathable and aesthetically pleasing wig. They may also have some financial barriers when trying to purchase a wig of high enough quality. Victoria’s Promise helps to both source and fund high quality tailored wigs so the women we work with can feel a little more like themselves and not every day has to be one where they feel like a patient.

Counselling & Advice

Mentally, a cancer diagnosis is a frightening and daunting ordeal. Having emotional support and guidance for young women and their families when they need it is imperative. Specially selected counsellors to help guide women through their treatment are supplied, as well as extending the availability of dietetic support.

Specialist Skincare

During chemotherapy skin can be dry, sore and sensitive. This can cause a lot of psychological and physical discomfort. Along with our skin care partners Defiant Beauty, we supply and treat women undergoing treatment with a specially developed skin care range – a range that is free of the chemicals that can be found in other products and is specifically designed to help with the skin changes caused by chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy Beauticians

Another challenge faced when undergoing treatment is eyelashes and eyebrows when hair loss occurs; also knowing which make-up products to use and which not to, as well as knowing which may irritate the skin. Along with our make-up partner Jane Iredale, we have make-up artists trained in oncological make-up. We also use and supply women in treatment with organic and chemical free make-up. Skilled beauticians not only provide a make over, but tutorials and the products to go away with.

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Victoria’s Promise Charity

Registered Charity Number: 1156377 18 Foundry Close, Hook, Hants, RG27 9JD E-mail: info@victorias-promise.org