For 27 years Look Good Feel Better(LGFB) has been providing their unique support to people living with cancer and we can all help them to do so much more. Sadly most of us will know someone affected by cancer but we can all help LGFB put a smile back on their faces.
About Look Good Feel Better
British Beauty Council Charity Affiliate, Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) are a national charity who help boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of people living with cancer through free online and (post Covid) face to face workshops, printed materials and tutorials.
During the pandemic, LGFB were severely impacted, in March 2020 their confidence boosting workshops for cancer patients in 141 venues across the UK and in 26 other countries worldwide stopped overnight.Between March 2020 and September 2020, 3 million fewer cancer screenings were performed, in comparison with the same period in 2019. On top of this, 46,000 fewer people started treatment for cancer between April 2020 and February 2021, due to COVID. The need for Look Good Feel Better’s services has never been greater.
Two weeks after the first lockdown the charity had trialled and launched online support, bringing 10-15 people together via Zoom. Workshops are offered to women, men and young adults and during the pandemic people have welcomed the opportunity to meet others, feel less isolated and alone, chat and ask questions and learn new skills. Originally Look Good Feel Better supported women living with cancer with skincare and make-up support and men with shaving, skincare, suncare and scarring but now their offering has expanded. Workshops have been created to cover hair loss/wigs/head coverings; nail care; ‘chair’ yoga and body confidence/styling.
About Feel Better Month
This month, June, marks ‘Feel Better Month‘, a campaign from LGFB which encourages supporters across the UK to acknowledge the importance of self-confidence and a positive mindset in support of the thousands of cancer patients who will benefit from Look Good Feel Better’s confidence boosting services this year.
What you can do in June:
- Hold a fundraiser
- Whether you’re planning on holding a garden party with friends, a virtual quiz night with colleagues or hosting a games night with family, why not turn it into a fundraiser for Look Good Feel Better?
- Fundraise online
- ‘Do Good Shopping’
- This June LGFB have partnered with some fantastic brands to bring you an array of fabulous products which not only make you feel good, but also do good every time you buy.
- Chocolate Tasting
- LGFB have teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to bring you a series of virtual tasting experiences designed to make you feel good this June. During these interactive chocolate tastings, hosted by a live chocolate expert, you will work your way through 14 of Hotel Chocolat’s bestselling truffles.
- Make a Donation
- Nominate LGFB
- One super easy way you can support LGFB and make a difference this #FeelBetterMonth is by nominating them in the #MovementForGood Awards. Absolutely anyone can nominate and put Look Good Feel Better in with a chance of winning one of the £1,000 awards. The more nominations they receive the greater their chance of winning.
To find out more about Feel Better Month, and to get involved, head over to the campaign website here.
If you either know of someone who could use Look Good Feel Better’s help and support, or you or your company would like to get involved – visit their website here or check out their social media channels – simply search for ‘Look Good Feel Better‘.