This charity, which is The Mayor of Truro's charity, was set up to support women throughout Cornwall who have had reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. It's aim is to raise funds to provide the "Ultimate Touch" for patients at the Breast Cancer Unit at St Michael's Hospital, Hayle, by reconstructing the areola; a treatment which has not been available on the NHS in Cornwall.
They have come a long way, and have raised sufficient funds to purchase a micro-pigmentation machine and to train some staff in it's use, providing a service to patients from August 2008. But they still need to raise money to pay for more training, specialist treatment room equipment and for consumables such a pigments.
The Painted Ladies decided that we would like to support this Charity during our 2008 exhibition as we and many of our friends have been touched by Breast Cancer, and we wanted to support a small local Breast Cancer Charity. 20% of the price of all works sold will go directly to "Ultimate Touch". We will also have a collecting box at our exhibition if anyone would like to make a donation to "Ultimate Touch".
"Ultimate Touch" was launched in December 2007 by the then Mayor of Truro Pat young, with Lady Mary Holborow as it's Patron. The current Mayor, Sue Callen, adopted it as her charity on her election in May 2008 and it will run as the Mayor of Truro's charity until May 2009.
The charity holds regular fund raising events. If you would like to attend these events or would like to learn more about "Ultimate Touch", or to make a donation, then please contact Councillor Sue Callen on 01872 242200 or through Truro City Council on 01872 274766. You can also make a donation at The Painted Ladies Exhibition.
"Ultimate Touch" is a Registered Charity, No. 1121831