DEMAND for aromatherapy on the NHS is on the rise.

People with cancer are being offered sessions by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust.

It's an idea that has really taken off since its start in April last year, say organisers.

Now they are on the lookout for volunteers who can help them provide the treatment.

The aromatherapy is provided at the Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.

Therapist Angela Callaghan said it could help lessen the side- effects of chemotherapy.

She added: "Aroma- therapy can provide patients with a positive pleasurable experience, enhancing their ability to cope, raising self- esteem and control over their situation."

Volunteer aromatherapists - who would be willing to work one or two hours a week - are being sought. Training will be given.

Phone Ms Callaghan on 01422 222703 or e-mail Angela.Callaghan