On Monday 30th September, a group of amputees and amputees’ wives were treated to a VIP styling makeover with John Lewis & Partners at their Star Studio in Cambridge.

It was a fantastic day. The team were so kind, patient and experts in their areas.  They made our group feel so special and took their time to ensure we had all our questions answered.

The stylists, Dolly and Denise took everyone through their colour chart and then looked at outfits which we had brought with us and helped us work out any accessories or solutions to help us feel more comfortable in them. Dolly and Denise also selected some outfits from the floor so a real personal shopping experience.  They gave us all so many new ideas, simple tips and newfound confidence to spend a little extra time on ourselves.

One attendee said she had lost all track of time – something which isn’t possible with all the daily challenges we and our families experience so it really was a special experience to have some switch off time together.

We were also treated to a delicious lunch in the John Lewis Brasserie of sandwiches, soup and tea and coffee. Then we went onto the makeover with the Beauty Studio Team they played some uplifting, funky music for us and must say the VIP treatment continued.  We all felt so special and just being reminded of such simple tips to help us carry these through our everyday lives !!

Everyone left with a special gift bag from John Lewis and Steel Bones. Since, we have all been looking for new outfits as well as simple changes to existing wardrobes. A little bit of US TIME was much needed and although life is busy for all amputee families it is so important to help each other remember that if we do not look after ourselves we are not much use to our families. WELL DONE LADIES for taking a major step to taking care of yourselves ! A very rare occasion but we must do it regularly to help us keep on top of life.

We cannot thank the team enough and Christine, the Community Partner for making it all possible. THANK YOU JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS