Aurora is a local cancer charity that was established 10 years ago in Doncaster. Our aim is to support and help local people and their families, who have been diagnosed with cancer, to face the world with confidence.
Our centres in Doncaster, Mexborough and Bassetlaw offer a package of free beauty therapy treatments to both men and women with a diagnosis of cancer to help boost self-esteem and self-confidence whilst undergoing and recovering from cancer-related treatments. There is a wide range of professional beauty therapy treatments available, including advice on skin care and hair loss, as well as colour therapy and well-being sessions.
Thanks to the Fred and Ann Green Fund, a legacy left to the Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust by two Mexborough residents, they were successful in being allocated £105,000 over five years to set up the first Aurora Centre within the hospital at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
From successful fundraising including the annual Aurora & Friends Fashion Show and thanks to the continued support of the Trust the project has developed into the Aurora Centre at Montagu Hospital a refurbished bungalow which opened in 2005.
Thanks to a further donation from the Fred and Ann Green Legacy an extension and refurbishment was recently completed at the Centre at Montagu providing an extra treatment room which was very kindly kitted out by the Montagu Hospitals Comfort Fund.
There are now more than 20 volunteers at both sites along with a team of part-time staff.