CANCER patients experiencing changes in their physical appearance through their treatments are being offered practical support in North-East hospitals.

The Look Good Feel Better charity has announced its partnership with County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust to host confidence-boosting masterclasses.

Volunteer beauty professionals will lead two sessions focussing on skincare and makeup techniques in small groups that are open to anyone undergoing cancer treatment.

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Tina Murray, from Neasham, near Darlington, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment, said: “I was unsure whether I would enjoy it, but am rapidly realising anything that makes you feel positive and good about yourself during the worst period of your life can only be a good thing for mind, body and soul.”

The next masterclass will be held on Monday, November 6, between 1pm and 3pm in Darlington Memorial Hospital, off Hollyhurst Road, followed by a further session on Monday, December 4, from 1pm until 3pm at the Bannatyne’s Health Club, Eden Terrace, in Durham.

For more information, or to book a free place, call 01325-743008 or 0191-3332815.