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.
'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
Consultant Surgeon (Oncoplastic Breast, Endocrine & General)
Patron of The Pink Place
Officially opened the charity in 2010 and its new premises in 2014
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.
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
Session Helper & Fundraising Manager
Session and Therapist Coordinator
History of The Pink Place
Our first guests arrive
All types of cancer
On the move
Partners support group
Award winning Blue Space
Inspire Business Awards
New branch in Alton
More support groups
We rely on donations for our support services, so if you would like to help us then please donate.
Could you spare a few hours from 10am to 12:30pm on Mondays or Tuesdays once or twice a month?