2024 Pamper Day

International Women’s Day – Pampering for vulnerable women

Another successful pamper day to mark International Women’s Day was organised by Plymouth Soroptimists for women who use the services at Plymouth’s Sunflower Women’s Centre and Plymouth Domestic Abuse Services (Refuge).

The pamper day is now an annual event for these resilient women who may not have the means to experience the luxury of self-care due to their challenging circumstances.  A team of beauticians from GHQ Training, Camelons along with Soroptimists volunteered their services to provide treatments including hairdressing, manicures, pedicures, massages and facials.  The women attending were also invited to order period pants and join hundreds of other local women who have been given six pairs of period pants funded from a £10,000 lottery grant and donations from Soroptimists.  

Local businesses provided sandwiches, crisps, fruit and biscuits so everyone attending had a packed lunch. A team of Soroptimists worked tirelessly throughout the day providing a constant flow of teas, coffees and biscuits.

Soroptimist Sue Miller, the overall lead on this event, said: “We believe that every woman deserves to feel valued and cherished, regardless of their situation. Our pamper day aims to uplift spirits, boost confidence, and remind these incredible women of their worth.  We couldn’t do this without a brilliant 15-strong team of hairdressers and manicurists from GHQ, along with facials courtesy of Greenhouse Spa.  Soroptimists also pitched in giving foot spas and manicures to over 40 women who came. Sue continues: “It’s always so gratifying to get fantastic positive feedback from the women who really enjoy the day. Everyone involved in helping at the event also thoroughly enjoys the day which is so uplifting for all concerned.”