Shekinah pamper day

Top to toe beauty treatments and treats for around 40 women who use the Shekinah Mission were organised by Plymouth Soroptimists.  The pamper day was held on 26 February to celebrate International Women’s Day which this year falls on the 8 March.  The day was a massive success and very much appreciated by all the women who came along.

Treatments included make-up, hairdressing, foot spa, manicures, eyebrow tidy and massage which were provided  voluntarily by  local beauticians as well as a team of hairdressers from Plymouth’s On Course training centre.

Generous donations of clothes, shoes and accessories meant that everyone who attended was able to chose an entire outfit to take away.  The first 30 women who turned up were also given a goodie bag of toiletries and treats.

Several Soroptimists pitched in throughout the day to help with the treatments and kept up a steady supply tea, coffee, biscuits and also provided a delicious lunch.

Plymouth Soroptimist President Margaret Parkinson said: “Judging from the feedback we’ve had the day was a fantastic success and we’re hoping to repeat it next year.  All the helpers and the women who attended the pamper day enjoyed the experience and it certainly was worth all the effort.  We’re extremely grateful to all the beauticians and hairdressers who generously gave their time, and also to the local businesses who donated items for the goodie bags.”


Shekinah is a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people in recovery.  This may include recovery from homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health. We have a range of projects across a number of locations and we provide a safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives.