On 22 January 2019, HRH, The Duke of Rothesay, as The Prince of Wales is known in Scotland, formerly opened The Dumfries House Health and Wellbeing Centre.
The event was attended by Laura Kerby, CEO at Penny Brohn UK and Jacqui Penman, Scotland Engagement Coordinator at Penny Brohn UK. They joined over 100 guests including local GPs and those who have already benefited from activities at the estate.
The new centre will house The Prince’s Foundation’s Integrated Health and Wellbeing programme at Dumfries House, Cumnock and offer a range of complementary therapies including reflexology, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. The programme, which was established in 2016 in partnership with local GPs champions natural remedies, traditional techniques and healthy eating, with emphasis placed on healing the mind and the body as a whole.
During 2018 Penny Brohn UK ran two Living Well with the impact of cancer courses and two education events at Dumfries House, thanks to funding from Walk the Walk. The free courses address cancer’s physical and psychological impact and show how healthy eating, exercise and relaxation can improve health and wellbeing, before, during and after medical treatment. Penny Brohn UK is planning three more Living Well courses for 2019 at the newly opened Dumfries House Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Jacqui Penman, said: “For me the outstanding moment was being introduced to HRH, The Duke of Rothesay and speaking to him about our partnership and being able to tell him that his initial idea to introduce Penny Brohn UK and Dumfries House; with funding from Nina Barough’s Walk the Walk, is now a reality.”