The comment was made to us many times over that our guests had never had a manicure before. We also had many men go through, very happy to have a little pampering as well. You should never underestimate the power of touch, which is what the Hands On Program is all about. Many people are starved of personal caring touch in their lives and this can have a huge impact. My volunteers are wonderful ladies who do this on a weekly basis, are very good listeners and bring out the best in people.
They heard many sad stories, on the day. One lady started to sob as I massaged her hand and arm. She told me that no one had ever done anything so beautiful for her in her life. It was a pleasure and privilege to be part of such a special day.