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About The Pink Place

cancer support group based in & around North Hampshire

Formed out of Experience

The Pink Place was founded in 2010 by Julia Dingwall and Janis Taylor, two local ladies who spotted the need for this kind of compassionate support in the Basingstoke area.

Julia, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, had her hair cut and cared for during and after treatment by her friend Janis, owner of Taylors Hair and Beauty Salon.

The Pink Place

'A warm, friendly, calm and welcoming environment, away from the stresses of a clinical hospital'

The Pink Place Environment

Julia and Janis decided they wanted a local centre, away from the clinical hospital environment. The Pink Place was created as a friendly, warm and welcoming environment. 

It opened its doors to its first guests on 13th September 2010, initially offering (free of charge) therapies, support and advice to ladies with breast cancer. This later expanded to ladies with any form of cancer and eventually to men too through The Blue Space.

Comments from our NHS Clinician’s

Kevin Harris

Consultant Surgeon (Oncoplastic Breast, Endocrine & General)

Patron of The Pink Place
Officially opened the charity in 2010 and its new premises in 2014

 
Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Chief Medical Officer, Hampshire Hospitals

When you have cancer, it affects your body, your mind and your heart. Sometimes the body is the easiest part to heal.

At the Pink and Blue Place people find a space and support to help with the difficult job of healing their heads and hearts. This is important work and they are special people.

Rosie Stanton

Mrs. Rosie Stanton

Consultant Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon, Hampshire Hospitals

The Pink Place provides the support that our cancer patients and their partners need, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Meeting other people who have cancer and receiving gentle therapies such as massage and counselling is an important part of recovery after a cancer diagnosis. The breast team at Basingstoke are very grateful that this superb facility is available in our local area.

Meet our Pink Place Team

Angela Lush

Angela Lush

Counsellor

Christine Griffiths

Session Helper & Fundraising Manager

Debbie Peet

Debbie Peet

Session and Therapist Coordinator

Kay Alsop

Kay Alsop

Manager

History of The Pink Place

August 2010
Official opening
Kevin Harris Performs The Pink Place official opening
2010
August 2010
August 2010
Our first guests arrive
First Pink Place breast cancer guests arrive for wellbeing sessions
2010
August 2010
April 2013
Wig Service
The Pink Place offers a wig service for the first time
2013
April 2013
August 2013
Registered Charity
The Pink Place is first registered as a charity
2013
August 2013
September 2013
All types of cancer
The Pink Place expands to include all ladies’ cancers
2013
September 2013
June 2014
Award winning
The Pink Place wins ‘The Place to be Proud Of’ health and care awards
2014
June 2014
July 2014
On the move
The Pink Place moves to its own premises
2014
July 2014
September 2016
The Blue Space
Blue Space is started up offering cancer support to men
2016
September 2016
October 2016
Partners support group
Partners support group started for the Partners of ladies with cancer
2016
October 2016
February 2017
Wellbeing sessions for men
Wellbeing sessions for men with cancer
2017
February 2017
June 2017
Award winning Blue Space
Blue Space receives health and care award
2017
June 2017
November 2017
Inspire Business Awards
Inspire Business Awards adopts The Pink Place as its charity
2017
November 2017
February 2018
Secondary cancers
The Pink Place Support Group established for secondary cancers
2018
February 2018
May 2019
New branch in Alton
Alton based Pink Place support group is set up
2019
May 2019
2020 onwards
More support groups
More Pink Place and Blue Space Support groups planned in various Hampshire locations
2020
2020 onwards

Your support

Donate

We rely on donations for our support services, so if you would like to help us then please donate.

Volunteer

Could you spare a few hours from 10am to 12:30pm on Mondays or Tuesdays once or twice a month?

The Pink Place Cancer Support Basingstoke

Enquiry form

If you have any questions about The Pink Place services, complete the form below and one of our team will get back to you.

Pink Place Support Line
07899 970 841

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
phone/text/whatsapp 

Pink Place Support Line
07899 970 841

Mon – Fri 9am – 3pm
phone/text/whatsapp 

The Pink Place Logo

The Pink Place
c/o Taylors Hair & Beauty Salon
3 Wote Street
Basingstoke

RG21 7NE

Call:
07899 970 841