Independent cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better has launched an appeal for beauty professionals who are seeking to ‘give something back’ within their local community.
The charity is looking for beauty professionals and barbers interested in participating in two hour workshops aimed at women, men and young adults undergoing treatment for any type of cancer.
Each group session is led by trained volunteers and gives attendees the chance to meet others in a similar situation, as volunteers teach useful skills and techniques to manage the side effects of cancer treatment, such as skin changes or loss of eyebrows and eyelashes.
Look Good Feel Better was set up in 1994, and its workshops, which are held in 140 hospitals and cancer centres across the UK, have supported over 185,000 people living with cancer. Along with helping people to look good, workshops can have a transformational impact on levels of confidence and self-esteem during a very difficult period in people’s lives.
Lisa Curtis, Director of Programme Services at Look Good Feel Better, says: ‘We are facing an ever-increasing demand for our workshops, which can make a real difference to those undergoing cancer treatment. We are in desperate need of more volunteers with qualifications in beauty. Even if you can only spare a few hours, we would love to hear from you. Just seeing the transformation our attendees go through during the workshops is tremendously rewarding. So, if you really want to make a difference this year, please do get in touch.’
The Look Good Feel Better Volunteer Appeal is looking for applicants with NVQ Level 2 qualifications in beauty. Anyone interested in joining should call Look Good Feel Better on 01372 747500 or visit www.lgfb.co.uk.