Wednesday, 25 May 2016

An Amazing Charity...Look Good Feel Better

Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, or know me personally, will know how passionately I feel about being charitable. I even wrote a blog post on my thoughts recently which I will link here.
I mentioned at the end that I would talk about some charities that I work with and that is what I would like to do today.

I recently became a volunteer with a wonderful charity called Look Good Feel Better. For those of you who haven't heard of them, they hold workshops throughout the world for women who are currently undergoing cancer treatments. Their mission is to help these women with their confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing through amazing skincare and makeup lessons. During the 2 hour sessions, which are complimentary to attend, they meet new friends who are going through similar treatments, learn tips and techniques in beauty from professional beauty therapists and makeup artists and go home with a wonderful goodie bag of products.
It gives these women who may be struggling with the physical side effects of treatments, such a chemotherapy, the chance to feel pampered and learn how to make themselves look like 'them' again. We all know that when we are happy with our appearance we feel like we can take on the world, and are so much more positive. This is what Look Good Feel Better does for these ladies.
I have experienced first hand that they leave feeling transformed, with a new found strength and confidence to be themselves, which is just wonderful to see.
The charity are always on the look out for new beauticians and makeup artists to sign up to volunteer, as without them the workshops simply cannot run.

As you are aware, I know how living through a cancer diagnosis and treatment with my mum, can affect a person and their family. Any positivity and help is a welcome blessing, and every woman receives the opportunity to attend one these sessions. My mum actually never took up the place, as she was an absolute pro with her skincare and makeup routine already, and also with a makeup artist for a daughter she could ask away at me anytime. However so many ladies jump at the chance and it can be a revolutionary experience for them, as well as a welcome distraction. It gives them the confidence to face the next day, and the next round of treatment, with a smile and not to let it define them.

I was also very excited to see that Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup and Lily Pebbles, are taking place in this years sponsored walk to raise money for LGFB. It will be a lovely event for all the family in Dorking, Surrey, with a beauty goodie bag at the end for everyone who has taken part. It's amazing that they are now Digital Ambassadors for the charity, and being a dedicated viewer and reader of them both myself, I know that they will do a fab job with getting people involved and letting the younger generations know the importance of these great causes. Well done girls!

I will leave a link to the charity website below, but if anyone with any beauty or makeup experience is looking to get involved with any charity work, then I urge you to please get in touch. It is a hugely rewarding experience and the best way to use your skills.

Let me know if you would like any more information and check out all the links below...

Look Good Feel Better
Lily Pebbles
Vivianna Does Makeup

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