Celebrating 10 years of 'Look Good, Feel Better'
The charity ‘Look Good Feel Better’ is celebrating a decade of beauty treatments for cancer patients at NNUH this year.
So far, more than 800 local women have taken advantage of the free make-up advice from professional beauticians and received a gift pack containing skincare products, cosmetics and fragrance supplied by the Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Foundation.
Organiser Christine Rumball says the ‘makeovers’ can go a long way to boost patients’ self confidence at a difficult time in their lives. “The ladies arrive feeling rather apprehensive. But they are soon chatting away and sharing make-up tips – it’s amazing how much better they feel afterwards,” she says.
Look Good Feel Better, the cosmetic industry’s charity, now operates in 37 hospitals nationwide and in 16 different countries. Locally, the charity has been boosted by fundraising events and donations which pay for refreshments and extra treats at Easter and Christmas.
Christine was treated for cancer herself eight years ago and has been involved in the charity since it started in Norwich ten years ago. The workshops are supported by breast care nurses Mary Wood and Jane McKay, along with volunteers Sandra Baker, Sylvia Jeffries and Pam Granger.