A LEADING cosmetic clinic in the Capital has announced it will support face equality campaigner Changing Faces as its chosen charity for 2017.
Edinburgh-based Dermal Clinic is to partner with the charity – which helps people with a disfigurement find a way to live the life they want – to provide fundraising assistance over the coming year.
The tie up marks the first charity collaboration of this kind for the clinic and its support will contribute to Changing Faces’ two inter-linked programmes – Changing Lives and Changing Minds – for which it has built up an impressive range of activity in Scotland.
In particular, these programmes work to have specially-trained Changing Faces Practitioners in teams at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children; provide a Skin Camouflage Service to show people how to use specialist product to camouflage birthmarks, scarring and other skin conditions; and to have a specialist teacher work intensively with schools to ensure pupils with a visible difference are welcomed and included.
Rob Murray, Changing Faces Scotland Manager, said: “We’re delighted to receive support from the team at Dermal Clinic in Edinburgh through being their charity partner for 2017. This is a fantastic start to the New Year – especially as this is our 25th Anniversary Year.
“In partnership with Dermal, we’re hatching plans for events to promote the work of Changing Faces and the life prospects of people with disfigurements. This will tie in with our key event which will be the UK’s first Face Equality Day on 26th May.
“Along with all our supporters, we hope Face Equality Day will raise public awareness across Scotland and indeed the UK of the prejudices and unfairness faced by those with a visible difference, so we’re very excited to have Dermal on board for the coming year.”
Jackie Partridge, BSc (DERM) RGN NIP and founding Director at the award winning Dermal Clinic, said: “Changing Faces does fantastic work to raise awareness of facial discrimination and to help those with disfigurements build their self-confidence and lead full lives, free from fear and anxiety.
“At Dermal, we’re all about aiding people to become the best version of themselves and offering emotional and psychological support alongside our hands on services was one of our key focuses for 2016.
“We truly believe in what the charity does, the support it gives and the hugely positive impact it has had on the lives of those who have used its services, which is why we wanted to really get behind the cause and give something back.”
Dermal Clinic, located in Church Hill Place, Morningside, is one of Scotland’s leading cosmetic clinics with a team of high quality professionals dedicated to the provision of care for the face and body. It specialises in providing expert advice, solutions and services to help clients feel better and transform themselves – including treatments unique to Scotland.
It is now established as the flagbearer for the cosmetic industry in Scotland after it was confirmed as the first practice to have successfully ‘registered’ with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
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