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Holistic Cancer Support

(West Glamorgan)

Being diagnosed with cancer is tough. Hands on support makes a world of difference. Here’s how: Massage unknots tight muscles caused by stress & surgery. Reflexology relaxes, calms and is great during chemo/radiotherapy. Reiki is gentle when someone feels awful. We’ll set up this support for people affected by cancer in Port Talbot 1 day a week

Our goals:

  • Provide comfort and relief from stress and the physical symptoms that are a consequence of cancer and also provide comfort and stress relief to those caring for someone with cancer or who are bereaved.
  • Provide a space where local people facing similar problems can come together and support each other by talking, eating and laughing together.
  • Involve local volunteers in the project to offer holistic therapies or take part in activities where they can use their experience to help others.
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How we will achieve our goals

It would allow us to hire a suitable venue to provide 1:1 and group holistic therapies and a space to share food & information. It would fund a specialist worker to ensure a safe, appropriate and smooth running environment. We could buy the equipment necessary to offer various holistic therapies e.g. massage couches, chairs, towels & oils.

Where the money will go

People will be able to access support locally. They’ll not have to travel far when feeling unwell or are busy looking after a loved one. Holistic support helps people feel less anxious and more empowered to deal with their situation. They are less isolated and it builds confidence to take part in activities they might not otherwise have done.

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Thanks for your Support

24 August 2017

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Going Great!

15 August 2017

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted so far.
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  1. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Please vote for The Old Mill foundation!!! Then share this posts far and wide!!! Help support this amazing group!!!!!

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    I’ve voted ?

  3. Posted on August 10, 2017

    I’m a regular visitor at the Old Mill Foundation. They are absolutely fantastic and make such a big difference to my well being. I would highly recommend them and feel that if they are setting up a centre in Port Talbot that it will be invaluable to patients living over there. Please support and back their bid for support for their project.

  4. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Please please support this very worth while project.

  5. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Voted and shared on every page and group that was appropriate. Good luck!

  6. Posted on August 12, 2017

    Voted & shared x

  7. Posted on August 14, 2017

    The old mill penclawdd swansea has been
    a fantastic place to support and provide therapies when I was getting through cancer and after . As a local charity it hasn’t the support as major charities and needs donation to keep going.

  8. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Thank you so much for voting for us!

  9. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Thank you for your support.

  10. Posted on August 15, 2017

    My husband and I both gained great benefit by visiting tThe Old Mill therapists before he died and I know I can continue to visit as and when I need them.

  11. Posted on August 15, 2017

    I have voted Please help this wonderful organisation

  12. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Old mill foundation is a fantastic project and helped me immensely at a very difficult time. It will be so beneficial to people further out of Swansea to have this outreach in Port Talbot! Good luck to the team who all do a wonderful job.

  13. Posted on August 16, 2017

    The Old Mill was the best news for me, when I was given the devastating news of cancer.
    They have been a wonderful support throughout my recovery and still are.
    The holistic therapies I receive there are so beneficial to my well being to this day.
    Also the nutritional advice given has helped me to remain healthy and pursue my hobbies, with walking and cycling…..
    There is no other place like the Old Mill…………Thank Heavens for it I say………………..

  14. Posted on August 18, 2017

    I cannot recommend The Team at The Old Mill Foundation, in Penclawdd more highly, because if it wasn’t for them with all the support, advice and therapies I would not have finished my chemotherapy and treatment for cancer. Words cannot express how grateful to them I am.

    Please, please vote as more and more people can be helped by them opening another centre in Port Talbot.

    They truly are AMAZING?????

  15. Posted on August 20, 2017


  16. Posted on August 21, 2017

    The support I have received at The Old Mill has been invaluable. I cannot thank them enough as It has made a huge difference to my life. It would be really great to have another centre for the people living in Neath Port Talbot.

  17. Posted on September 2, 2017

    Voted and good luck for such a good cause.

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