Today I want to share with you my recent experiences with the most fantastic charitable organisation that I have come across in the beauty industry.
I first heard about Look Good Feel Better whilst in my old banking role, and I was instantly interested and intrigued to find out more. LGFB helps women cancer patients by holding free skincare and makeup workshops to help with confidence issues and self esteem whilst the ladies are undergoing treatment. The charity now has support from 40 leading companies and brands in the cosmetics industry, who donate items which are placed in to a goodie bag given to each attendee of the workshops.
These goodie bags contain 17 different products from well known organisations, which make up a step by step process of looking after your skin, and applying daytime makeup looks. During the 2 hour workshop session, the ladies are assisted by volunteers from the industry who show them how to use the products and apply them professionally.
And that’s where I came in….
As soon as I decided on my career change, I just knew that I had to be a part of this fantastic initiative. I went along to my local workshop at Maidstone Hospital in October to observe, but got stuck right in! I had the most amazing, uplifting and inspiring 2 hours in a very long time. The ladies on the workshop are clearly going through a very difficult time in their lives, but the minute they walked through the door, they got stuck right in, chatting, laughing and generally having fun whilst learning new skills. As a volunteer, you could literally see ladies begin to glow throughout the duration of the workshop. When it was time to leave, not only had the ladies received a fantastic gift bag of products, and the knowledge of using them at home, but they had made new friends with stories being swapped, names and numbers saved so that they can move forward and support one another.
I have already signed up for the workshop in December and for 3 dates next year. I give up my free time to travel to Maidstone for these workshops, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you are interested in volunteering for LGFB, or you would like to donate, please go to www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk to find out more 🙂