Look Good...Feel Better

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This year one of HCX’s New Year resolutions is to make sure our lovely readers know all about our chosen supported charity: Look Good…Feel Better. This charity mentally supports women undergoing cancer treatments by offering hair and beauty workshops “to help women manage the visual side effects of cancer,” offering some light relief at a time of difficulty. As we think you will all agree Look Good…Feel Better is an incredibly important charity and as a way of showing our support for such an important cause we will be keeping you up-to-date with information about events supporting the charity around Exeter, as well as holding our own fundraising events! Make sure you keep a look-out on our page so that you don’t miss out on any important upcoming events and the opportunity to support such a fantastic cause.

About the Charity:

The charity was founded in 1993 by the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA­).  Since then it has flourished, earning the support of over 40 global companies and  brands in the beauty industry including Clarins, Chanel, Rimmel and L’Oreal, to name a few. For a full list of the brands that support them, click here. Today, they run workshops in 59 locations around the U.K (including a branch at FORCE cancer support centre in Exeter) and the programme is also available in 21 countries worldwide including Australia and the U.S.A.

The charity holds “free skincare and make-up workshops to help combat the visible side effects of cancer treatment, and in turn boost confidence and well-being.”

What happens in the Workshops?

At the beginning of each workshop the patients are given a gift bag filled with 17 different beauty products from leading brands. Then, three volunteer beauty consultants treat everyone to a specially designed 12-step skincare and make-up regime. The sessions last for two hours and have been said to leave the patients feeling “relaxed and full of renewed confidence in their appearance.” The impact one of these workshops can have on a cancer sufferer’s life is evident with Kate Tijou (LGFB beneficiary) commenting the class made herself able “to look like the me I used to be, not the me who happens to be a cancer patient.”

 

How to get involved?

There are many ways that you can get involved a support the charity including:

  • Becoming a friend of LGFB- this involves an annual donation of £20. With your donation as well as helping to improve the lives of over 8000 patients, you will receive the LGFB bi-annual magazine packed with news and features about their work. 
  • Donate to the Charity- The charity welcomes any donations and f you would like to donate, please send it to: Look Good…Feel Better, West Hill House, 32 West Hill, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8JD.
  • Give as you Live- If you are an avid online shopper, this is one for you! With Give as you Live thousands of your favourite online stores will donate a percentage of whatever you spend online at no cost at all to you. Simply download Give as you Live and you can help thousands!

LGFB offers women suffering from cancer a chance to focus on themselves instead of their disease, increasing their confidence at a time when a positive attitude is important. This is an extremely important charity and one that HCX is proud to support. Keep a look-out for any important upcoming events!

To find out more about the charity, go to their website.

Photo Credits: www.thecultureconcept.com, www.oyptchinahire.wordpress.com

Source Credit: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

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