I’ve met so many people facing cancer and all of the women have been telling me to attend a “Look Good Feel Better” (LGFB) session. I contacted the Macmillan office at the Liverpool Royal Hospital in January and they were able to offer me a place on today’s session. I had high expectations for the session considering there was a two month wait.
So what is LGFB?
Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity, providing practical and very effective free services for women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects from cancer treatment.
LGFB is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Many beneficiaries tell us that LGFB helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment had taken over their lives.
(taken from the LGFB website)
So having waited over two months to attend, I arrived half an hour late having gotten my times mixed up (oops-can’t even blame it on being blonde anymore!!) Luckily the lady hosting the session allowed me to join in. There was nine of us in total, some of us had hair, some of us were bald, some of us had scars, some of us had no boobs, some of us had finished treatment but…ALL of us had cancer, albeit different cancers. We were all there for the same reason – to get tips on how to make us look and feel better.
The session was hosted by a Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor and a Macmillan volunteer, who provided us all with a ‘Confidence Kit’ which had all products required to undergo a 12 Step beauty/make up programme. For an hour we cleansed, toned, primed, preened, talked and laughed until we all looked fabulous.
I would highly recommend this session to anyone who is undergoing treatment as it’s informative, fun and certainly gives you a confidence boost.
For more information please visit the LGFB website
Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors
If you are unable to attend one of the sessions then I would definitely pay Boots a visit to see a Macmillan Beauty Advisor. You won’t get the experience that you get at LGFB but they will give you a make over and help you to understand which make up to use while having treatment. I’ve had one of these and I honestly felt a million dollars when I left the store.
Brow Arch March
Debenhams and Benefit Cosmetics have teamed up to bring you Brow Arch March.
Throughout the month of March, Benefit ‘Brow Bars’ – located in 50 Debenhams stores across the country – will be offering a complimentary brow arch service (worth £11.50) for a requested minimum donation of £5, with all proceeds going directly to Look Good Feel Better. (taken from LGFB website)
This is a brilliant opportunity to make yourself look fabulous and you will feel fabulous knowing you will be helping women affected by cancer.
Would you believe
In the group there was another lady, Sharon, who is being treated for Sarcoma by the brilliant Mr Chandra. It’s lovely to meet people who know exactly what you’re going through, although you wouldn’t wish this disease on anyone. I hope to see Sharon at the next support group meeting.
I’ve rambled on long enough now so I’ll leave you in peace!
Good night x