How you can help
The creation of Puyssentut has been a collaborative effort right from the start. If it had not been for the small army of family, friends and volunteers who helped us clear ground, dig, plant, lay floors, sand, paint, varnish, plaster, tile, grout, clean and make curtains, we would never have finished the renovation of Puyssentut as quickly as we did.
Turning Puyssentut into a retreat has relied equally on the input, help and assistance of many. Therapists and teachers, who have found us through our website or via word of mouth, have offered to work with us; guests staying here have helped us to network with others working in the cancer field; friends with media contacts have helped get articles in magazines; friends and family give up their spare time to help us produce our publicity materials; many people regularly help to publicise us by sharing our flyers and Facebook posts; and people generously raise and donate money to help us improve our facilities and fund the Puyssentut Foundation. Without all of these people Puyssentut would not be the wonderful place that it is.
We are truly grateful to every single person who has helped us, and everyone’s efforts have made a positive impact. If you like what Puyssentut has to offer and feel inspired to help there are many ways you can do so. You can tell others about Puyssentut; you can donate to, or raise funds for, the Puyssentut Foundation, which offers financial assistance to people on lower incomes who would like to stay at Puyssentut; and you can work with us on our retreats or volunteer with us.
We’d like to thank you in advance for any help you can give us and for your enthusiasm, kindness and generosity.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
"I really adored the treatments – truly wonderful. I felt very safe with your knowledgeable and professional therapists." -Zoe
"The food was divine, it made me feel great. I will continue with it." -Tulin
"My experiences at Puyssentut have been much needed fuel for my soul." -Shannon
"You have a very special place with the perfect ambience for helping people heal and find themselves again." -Sangeeta, Yoga Teacher
"I believe this whole week has worked in perfect harmony. Each part adding to the whole. It has been like a wonderful kaleidoscope of different elements making up a wonderful, complete healing experience for me." -Rosie
"Puyssentut is a magical place with incredible energy. As one of the retreat chefs, I can honestly say that cooking for people who are going through a healing process is a wonderful and rewarding experience." -Rebecca
"I really enjoyed the yoga. Each day built on what we learnt the day before and I will be able to incorporate what I learned into my daily life." -Nasiv
"Go do it - submerge yourself in the wonders of Puyssentut." -Lorna
"Puyssentut is the most caring and supportive environment I've ever experienced. It provides the optimum conditions for self healing." -Lizzie
"These are not 'detox retreats' or 'cancer cures'. This is something more profound and earthy. What people with a cancer diagnosis often need most is a calming space where they can relax, be nourished and reconnect with themselves. Puyssentut provides just that." -Kirsten (Nutrition therapist)