Pamper day comes to Glasgow

Following a successful pamper day in Edinburgh earlier this month, our Glasgow team got in on the act over the weekend with their own version.

Over 20 women from our African Health Project (AHP) and Hepatitis C services joined us in our Glasgow office for a day of treatments, talks, fashion and food.

The day kicked off with some treatments, courtesy of Hannah and Jodie from MAC Cosmetics in Glasgow.  Our staff were also getting involved, offering hand and shoulder massages and relaxation sessions. We then had a raffle with a range of products donated by Lush and C7 Church, and beautiful African wear donated by Mary Louise Archibald up for grabs. 

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, AHP worker Margaret and volunteer counsellor Gillian Niesh gave a talk on women’s empowerment and the impact of the IWD movement. Senior manager, Mildred, also spoke about the impacts of HIV and Hepatitis C on women across Scotland and the important role women can play in making a difference..

The day then took a distinctly African twist as staff and service users took part in a fashion show of African dress followed by some traditional African food.

The turn out for the event was fantastic, demonstrating the value of offering opportunities to raise awareness of HIV and Hepatitis C and for people living with the conditions to meet new people who they can socialise and share experiences experiences.

We are grateful to everyone who helped to make this such a successful event.