Wellbeing of Women are very pleased to announce their support of the fantastic charity - Look Good...Feel Better which helps women manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.
Look Good...Feel Better (LGFB) was set up 16 years ago in the UK by the Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA). The LGFB Programme skincare and make-up workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment are now available in 58 locations nationwide. Today this free and incredibly valuable service has the support of over 40 leading companies and brands in the Beauty, Cosmetic and Fragrance Industry.
About Look Good Feel Better
Since LGFB launched in the UK, more than 70,000 women have benefited from its unique and very practical service, with around 10,500 attendees in the last year. The charity works by collaboration between cosmetics industry member companies - who donate funds, products and the expertise of their staff. LGFB in the UK is proud to be part of an international network with headquarters in 20 countries world-wide – all working towards the singular goal of helping as many women cancer sufferers to look as well and ‘normal’ as possible
Putting a smile on your face
For many women, the most distressing things about having cancer treatment are the changes it causes to their looks. Losing hair can be devastating and demoralising but to lose eyebrows and eyelashes saps their confidence and ability to keep going with their everyday lives.
Making a real difference
Look Good...Feel Better aims to bring back a feeling of normality to women of all ages. Patients are given a gift bag filled with donated cosmetic products and taken through a specially designed 12-step skincare and make-up regime by expert volunteer beauty consultants. After two hours of learning, fun and laughter, ladies leave feeling relaxed, full of renewed confidence and ready to face the world again.
“We feel very fortunate to have LGFB workshops taking place in the Royal Surrey Hospital. I always know when my patients have been along to a session because the next time I see them they are looking great and obviously feeling very much more positive and confident.”
Dr. Stephen Houston, Consultant Medical Oncologist, The Royal Surrey Hospital
The UK’s first ever “Confidence Kit” for women cancer patients
Reaching out to every woman diagnosed with cancer...
Until now, LGFB’s service has only been available to women through the workshop programme. In order to reach more patients, the Look Good...Feel Better Confidence Kit is now available. This brilliant, interactive DVD and booklet is presented by experts in skincare, make-up, wigs, scarves and nail care.
Expert advice in your own home
Top make-up artist and long term LGFB supporter Caroline Barnes demonstrates a full skincare and make-up routine on four volunteers who have all been through the rigours of cancer treatment; international hairstylist Charles Worthington gives expert advice on wig selection and styling; UK’s most sought after nail technician, Marian Newman, imparts nail care tips and advice and there is also a wonderful section on scarf tying and other head coverings.
Self help tool
All the information included has been built up through 15 years of supporting cancer patients all over the world. Ladies can now use this self-help tool in the comfort of their own home. To view a three minute introductory clip of the Confidence Kit, simply click HERE and you will be able to order a copy. Alternatively, send a cheque to Look Good...Feel Better c/o Fresh Flame Publishing, 13 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 2XU. LGFB is asking for a minimum discretionary donation of £5 plus £2.50 handling & postage costs, in order to help it continue its unique service for women living with cancer in the UK.
Calling all Make-up Artist and Beauty Consultants … get involved!
LGFB always need more trained volunteer beauty consultants. So if you, or anyone you know, has a trained beauty background and would like to help run the Look Good…Feel Better workshops in order to help other women in an incredibly effective and worthwhile way - please get in touch.
“I thoroughly enjoy being a consultant for LGFB – it gives me back as much, if not more, than I give it. The best thing I ever did was getting involved. I enjoy every workshop I do”
LGFB Beauty Consultant Volunteer
LGFB Contact Details
For more information on Look Good…Feel Better, workshops, Confidence Kit and becoming involved, please contact 01372-747500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lgfb.co.uk