• MFL Christmas Lunch – December 2016

    A Wonderful Christmas Lunch at the Penventon Park Hotel

    8th December 2016

    A wonderful Made for Life Christmas Lunch was had by all.

    We would like to say a huge thank you to the Penventon Park Hotel for supporting the Charity, the service was great and the food was delicious, absolutely perfect venue!

    “It was lovely to be amongst lots of very special people who have helped make my job in 2016 fun and totally enjoyable, I am inspired by you all” says Juliette Hathaway – Manager of the Made for Life Foundation.

    Juliette has successfully organised workshops throughout 2016 for those in Cornwall living with Cancer.  The group has grown over the year and this event was very well attended, many of those diagnosed with Cancer have to stop working in order to concentrate on treatment and their wellbeing.  This often means people miss out on the events organised through work – especially at Christmas with all the “works do’s”.  So this was an opportunity to bring together the people who have attended the events over the year and those who have so generously supported the charity, in a beautiful environment.

    Many events have been free, with the contributors often donating their time and materials for free or for a minimum fee.

    The Penventon Park Hotel were very generous in setting the cost for this fabulous 3 course meal, even throwing in a free drink for each attendee.  www.penventon.co.uk/restaurant-cornwall/

    This wonderful event started with each attendee greeted by a free drink, having had an opportunity to chat in the lovely bar area, the group were shown to their seats and received a lovely bag of goodies including a commemorative pebble lovingly made by Juliette and  ended with a raffle with some gorgeous prizes and a great time was had by all.

    It was a super lunch, good food, lovely people and a splendid venue. Thank you so much for making this MFL occasion so special and thank you for the bags of goodies

    Thank you Juliette for organising such a special afternoon. Lovely food with great people. Merry Christmas to you all

    Fab time Juliette, so lovely to share a delicious meal with everyone at this special time of the year hugs xxxx

  • MFL Workshop – Nordic Walking

    28 October 2016



    Walk Kernow – Nordic Walking

    Thank you so much to Kelly at Walk Kernow Nordic Walking for providing a great morning for our Ladies.

    We had a lovely morning and the ladies enjoyed the session.

    The feedback was that they were a little worried that it was going to be too much for them and very much a route march. “I try and try to get away from this stereotype that Nordic Walking seems to have !” says Kelly.
    Kelly has kindly offered to do another workshop late January 2017 as the Ladies were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was and also how adaptable it was too. This is a wonderful hobby being out in the fresh air, beautiful scenery and enjoying pleasant company, all that makes a perfect package for ones Health and Wellbeing!


  • MFL Workshop – Small Sculpture Event

    20 October 2016

    What another successful, fantastic, very humorous workshop!

    Thank you so much to Inspirational Artist Lizzie Stevens for donating her time to produce a morning of great fun , whilst helping everyone to create their own sculpture to take home , absolutely brilliant.
    Also thank you to Archie Browns Health Food Store for providing us with the delicious carrot cake, healthy juice and biscuits mmm…
    All our workshops provide a time for getting together to chat or simply engross oneself into an activity and of course lots of healthy laughter, all these things are vital in helping anyone who is on or has been on the Cancer Journey, and I would like thank all the wonderful kind people who have helped the Charity to provide such Special days.

    Juliette, Made for Life Manager


    Art from the Heart


    Made for Life have been busy again providing amazing workshops to help those living with cancer.

    Please click on the link below to read the full article:




    Triple Threat Workshops

    Three workshops during October 2016 to recognise Cancer Awareness Month.  Please click the link below to read the full article.


  • Juliette Takes on a New Challenge

    Wow – Juliette (our wonderful MFL Manager) loves a challenge – running is her passion but this is extreme!!!

    The Challenge is On!

    On the 12th March 2017 Juliette, will be taking part in the Peaky Freaky Duathlon Challenge.  Juliette is a die-hard runner, and has raised a considerable amount of money for the Made for Life Foundation completing 2 marathons for the charity. 

    Juliette’s son is Head Coach at Tri Force Endurance and is confident that she can complete this very arduous challenge. So much so that he is Juliette’s trainer for this event.  Juliette is looking forward to this challenge albeit with slight reservation “I have never ridden a road bike and with clipless pedals before so this is my first time and really scary” 

    30km bike, 4km run, 15km bike, 5km run, 15km bike, 6.5km run ….

    Initially designed as a training event to wake up the legs after a dark and gloomy winter, the event has grown in status providing its own unique set of challenges for competitors to overcome.  Specialist Duathletes, fell runners, long course triathletes looking for a long brick day, cross training for a spring marathon and of course those swimming types that are stepping out of their comfort zone.  Juliette is not only training on the running side to manage those high peaks but will need to master the cycling as this is not something she has competed in before.

    Click here for further information:  www.freakevents.co.uk/freak-events/peaky-freaky-duathlon-challenge-2017/

    This is an awesome challenge and we can only wish Juliette the best of luck in her training and completion of the event in March 2017.

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    MFL Workshop – Dance Therapy

    25 October 2016

    Thank you ,thank you to Dance teacher Lisa Stephens https://www.facebook.com/mindbodydanceUK/ founder for a fabulous workshop this morning, we all had a taste of Ballet, Salsa (very sensual moves ), stretching and relaxation , but most of all top marks from Lisa as she told everyone they all had great rhythm, such fun !!

    Lisa will be joining us again in January 2017 to teach us more, we can’t wait , thank you again for your support today Lisa.

  • New Volunteer Role – Fundraising Events Organiser 


    Volunteer Role:                          Fundraising Events Organiser
    Department and Team:            Community Engagement
    Main Point of Contact:             Founder/CEO & Charity Manager
    Where you will be based:         In your local area / in the community where you live and work

    Why We Want You

    • Are you a natural organiser who loves bringing people together?
    • Do you have a passion and flair for organising events in your local area?
    • Want to raise funds that help people with cancer in the UK
    • Able to enthuse and organise a small team of events volunteers?

    What you will be doing 

    You will: 

    • Be responsible for the overall planning, organisation and review of Made for Life Foundation fundraising events.
    • Draw on your networks, friends and family to form an enthusiastic team to plan events and make them happen
    • Make sure that events are run in line with the Foundation policies on, for example, health and safety; keeping people safe; handling money
    • Share your ideas, successes and learning to inspire and support volunteers and staff involved in organising fundraising events across the UK


    What’s in it for you? 

    You will: 

    • Develop or refresh your event management and leadership skills
    • Share your skills with your team as you guide them through event planning and organisation
    • Enjoy the satisfaction of organising successful events and raising funds
    • Meet new people and make new contacts in your local area
    • Experience being part of a UK wide collaboration of volunteers and staff whose shared aim is to create positive change for those with cancer

    Your skills and qualities 


    • Get on well with people from different backgrounds
    • Are a good planner and organiser – you’re good at practical solutions and ideas
    • Have local knowledge and contacts
    • Are able to keep your team volunteering happily together – giving a lead, providing advice, keeping calm, being decisive, asking for help, as needed
    • Have initiative and can work on your own when necessary


    What We Offer 

    • Knowledge and guidance based on experience – which you can tap into
    • A fantastic team at Head Office to support you, from financial planning to using social media
    • Materials and branded goods suitable for events
    • An exceptional volunteering experience dedicated to enhancing people’s lives
    • The chance to learn more about the Made for Life Foundation, and to be part of the wonderful work that we do with people diagnosed with cancer


    Your Time

    Some events can take just hours to plan and organise; others require days or more. There are no set hours: you have the flexibility to fit organising around your personal commitments.


    What is the Made for Life Foundation?

    Amanda Barlow established the Made for Life Foundation (registered charity 1138846) in 2009 to provide support for people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer. Made for Life organises days filled with holistic complementary treatments, organic makeovers, nutritional advice, art therapy, meditation and relaxation techniques along with time for sharing and hugs.

    Having been diagnosed with cancer; the patient, their close family and or carers will quickly understand that receiving such a diagnosis can be a traumatic and life changing event. On hearing the news, people often report feeling sick, disorientated, very sad, angry, frustrated, scared, lost, isolated, in need of support and often unsure of what to do for the best.

    We now have space in the wonderful Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre at Treliske, Truro, where we would like to welcome anyone whenever they need us – from just being diagnosed, undergoing treatment, to post treatment, recurrence, end of life. We have already held lots of Made for Life days here providing days of fun, laughter and sharing knowledge.

    To date, we have worked with people for over 8 years to provide Made for Life days across the UK, supporting over 10,000 people.

    Currently there is no Centre within Cornwall to provide these services. So our aim is to have a Made for Life Centre, which will continue providing support in the way of complementary services for people diagnosed and recovering from Cancer within Cornwall. The objective of the Centre is that it will provide a place where people have access to a variety of support services including counselling, holistic treatments, art, yoga, a library, a relaxation area, advice on nutrition and cookery classes, a café and a crèche.


    Additional Information 

    Reasonable out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel and lunch) will be agreed in advance and reimbursed.


    Made for Life Foundation is a Registered Charity No. 1138846


    Volunteer Fundraising Events Organiser

    Are you a natural organiser who loves bringing people together?

    Do you have a passion and flair for organising events in your local area?

    Want to raise funds that help people with cancer in the UK?

    Able to enthuse and organise a small team of events volunteers?


    To apply for this Volunteer position please write directly to:-

    Amanda Barlow CEO/Owner, Made for Life by Spiezia Organics stating reasons why you would like to get involved and why you feel this is a role that you would excel in.

    Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3FF

  • Cornwall Living – October Edition

    Isn’t life funny?

    As October is cancer awareness month, we look at the great work carried out by Made For Life Foundation.

    Each issue we feature the Made For Life Foundation and the ongoing work that it does for those who find themselves diagnosed, fighting and recovering from cancer. Organising holistic treatments, organic makeovers, nutritional advice, art therapy as well as teaching meditation and relaxation techniques, the foundation is pivotal in lending a helping hand to those who need it most.

    Diane Knight who, like so many other individuals who’ve benefited from the amazing help that the foundation offers, shares her story so far and proves to us, once again, that this charity truly is made for life.

    Click here to read the full story: Cornwall living October 2016

    click here to read the October 2016 Edition of Cornwall Living online: Cornwall Living – October Edition

  • MFL Workshop – Una St Ives Spa Day

    WOW, What a Wonderful, Memorable Very Special Day we had 6th October on our Made For Life Spa Day at Una St Ives, Una St Ives

    Lots of time to relax and chat with plenty of Laughter along the way and also everyone received a little goodie bag with a few treats inside very kindly donated by Spiezia – Made for Life Organics

    A huge Thank you to The Spiezia Therapists, Carly and Her Team for providing a variety of Specialised Massage Treatments for Cancer Patients.

    Another big Thank you goes to Paul the Chef at Una Kitchen and sister Restaurant Tremenheere, who provided the Ladies with a delicious healthy Lunch, which I may add disappeared very quickly!

    Without the support from such lovely, kind people our Charity would not be able to hold these valuable events.
    Finally a quote from one of the Ladies as she left ” I feel like somebody cares “.

    Here are some quotes from the lovely ladies who attended the event:

    “Thank you Juliette, it was a very special day, it was so nice to have the opportunity to meet such a lot of lovely ladies xx”

    “Well done Juliette for arranging these special days, inspirational ladies, looking lovely 🌸xxxxx”

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