Victoria's Promise to Winchester Campaign

Young women with cancer treated in Winchester are in need of crucial support services provided by Victoria’s Promise.

Having seen the positive impact on the young women of Basingstoke, Winchester now look to Victoria’s Promise to extend their service reach.


Victoria’s Promise improve the quality of life of young women with cancer & are described by their friends & families as “priceless”. Angela, supported by Victoria’s Promise, declares, “VP changed everything in my life. I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like now had I not found Victoria’s Promise.”

Support services include:


VIP Care Guardian: a pillar of strength for every young woman Victoria’s Promise support, coordinating the below services and working with the hospital care team. 

Counselling & Coaching: available one-to-one, from day one, supporting the psychological well-being of young women & their families.

Specialist Oncology Massage: to reduce anxiety, pain & nausea.

Chemotherapy Beauticians & Wig Provision: advice on safe products to use throughout chemotherapy, tutorials around hair loss & skin ailments, & the sourcing & funding of high quality wigs.

Domestic Concierge: childcare support & cleaning services to support the family home.

Post Treatment Nutritional Therapy: to support recovery & help prevent recurrence.

VP Women’s Monthly Network: reducing the feeling of isolation by bringing young women going through cancer together in fun & educational workshops & social events.

 

Support the Campaign

Bring Victoria’s critical services to the young women undergoing cancer treatment at Winchester hospital.

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“You can be a part of something that will help redefine cancer care in Winchester, creating a legacy of meaningful impact that will go on to support hundreds of people in years to come.Please help us to bring our services to Winchester by investing and helping us reach the right people to make this dream a reality.  We are stronger together.”

Alex Eastman

Co-founder

Support the Campaign

Bring Victoria’s critical services to the young women undergoing cancer treatment at Winchester hospital.

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The demand

Currently Victoria’s Promise provide a full range of support services for young women diagnosed at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and their families. The feedback has been outstanding to date and the demand is therefore growing rapidly. VP are committed to the young women they support, their recovery and their families. VP are also committed to the depth and quality of their services, all of which are proven, popular and well supported by the oncology health teams: 

VP is a life-changing charity with an incredible impact, highly regarded amongst patients and oncology nurse specialists. We are hoping the local community will pull together to support bringing Victoria’s Promise to the people of Winchester.” 

Dan Parr, Cancer Services, Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital

“There are no other organisations that we can point our young women to for help in the service areas you [Victoria’s Promise] offer. At least not without long waiting lists. I know of many young women who would immediately benefit greatly from your support. We are very excited about the prospect of being able to offer your services to our young women.”

VP exists because there is a huge gap in care for young women suffering with cancer, and RHCH Winchester Oncology Nurse Specialists, Cancer Services Leads, and VP’s own research has confirmed that there is an ever growing demand in RHCH Winchester. However, Victoria’s Promise do not yet have the funds to extend their services to the young women diagnosed at RHCH Winchester.

Funding would therefore be transformational, for the young women receiving their support and their families; transformational for the community of Winchester. It will enable VP to support the young women of RHCH Winchester hospital living with cancer and in desperate need of personalised psychological, emotional, physical and practical support outside hospital.

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