Aurora hairdresser gives something back

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A hairdresser who beat breast cancer is proving she is a cut above by using her own experience to help others .

Charlotte Sennett, 26, has started working at the Aurora Holisitc and Beauty Centre in Scot Lane, Doncaster.

Cancer patients and members of the public can be pampered at the centre.

Cancer patients receive their first six treatments free, carers receive two and general fundraisers are asked to give a donation.

Charlotte said: “This is the perfect job for me because I’ve been through it myself I can relate to the patients and understand what they are going through.

“I can also give them tips and advice on how to adapt their hairstyles if they are experiencing hair loss as a result of their treatment.

“It’s a great feeling to be able to help people.”

Beauty therapy treatments include manicures and pedicures, waxing, facials and massages. Acrylic nail extensions are available on Tuesdays. Hairdressing is available tp the public on Fridays and Saturdays.

Speaking about her diagnosis Charlotte said: “I found a lump in my berast and went to the doctors they told me they were 99.9 per cent certain it was nothing to worry about but to get a biopsy to check.

“I was devastated when they told me I had an aggressive form of breast cancer, the first thing I thought was I’m going to die.”

Charlotte found out about the centre during her treatment and was delighted to join the team when an opportunity came up.

“We are like a little family here it’s great, I’m really enjoying it,” she added.