M.A.C Cosmetics Getting Involved
On International Women’s Day 2019, we were joined by the team at M.A.C Cosmetics, who generously donated their time and skills to giving women we support a pamper session. During the event, M.A.C Cosmetic’s Make-Up Artists got the chance to chat with women accessing our services about the challenges faced by people living with HIV and hepatitis C in Scotland.
Following on from International Women’s Day, the team at M.A.C Cosmetics invited Margaret Lance (Outreach Coordinator) from our African Health Project along last week, to tell the team all about the work we do supporting people living with HIV and hepatitis C across Scotland.
“We were very inspired and moved by the work you do at Waverley Care. It was a privilege to meet some of the women and chat with them especially when applying their make up. There is a lot happening at Waverley Care which we don’t see from the outside.” – M.A.C Make-Up Artist
Through this session with M.A.C’s team, we are helping build an understanding in wider society of what it means to be living with HIV or hepatitis C. Margaret used the session to further highlight some of the issues and challenges people living with HIV or hepatitis C face, such as insecure immigration status, destitution, homelessness, absolute poverty, poor mental health, life uncertainty, unemployment, disclosure and, how these issues can affect adherence to HIV or hepatitis C medication.
Shortly after Margaret’s session, we were delighted to receive a donation from the team at M.A.C Cosmetics, who held a bake sale at their workplace raising funds for our work.
A big thank you to M.A.C Cosmetics for your continued support of our work and, for kindly joining us on International Women’s Day each year to pamper the women we support in Glasgow.