Pauline Newcombe has raised a fantastic £1,166 towards the complementary therapy service at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
Following Mrs Newcombe’s treatment for cancer her family and friends decided to help fundraise for the service by holding a coffee morning at the Golden Lion in Romanby.
Kathryn Almond who runs the complementary therapy service said: “Complementary therapies are widely used alongside orthodox treatments for patients with cancer. They are believed to enhance general wellbeing and provide emotional support as well as specific treatments to address symptom management during surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy.
“Complementary therapies such as, aromatherapy, acupuncture and relaxation techniques are used alongside conventional treatments. The treatments are not an alternative to conventional medical treatments but complement orthodox treatments.
“Using a holistic package of care helps us to address the many responses of each individual by providing psychological care through relaxation and promotion of wellbeing along with specific treatments to address symptom management during all aspects of treatment.”