Look Good...Feel Better - For Women
Look Goodâ€¦Feel Better (LGFB) is the Beauty Industryâ€™s charity, formed in 1994 by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association. Look Goodâ€¦Feel Better helps women Cancer patients combat the visible side-effects of treatment by offering free make-up workshops through a network of hospitals and cancer support centres nationwide.
In the UK, the LGFB Programme is now available in over 50 locations (see separate list of locations) and around 8,500 women each year attend LGFB workshops.
LGFB aims to reach many more women who are undergoing treatment for cancer, to help them regain their confidence and boost their morale during a very difficult time. Since the Programme was started over 60,000 women have benefited from its unique service and its simple and successful formula has helped them look goodâ€¦and feel better.
There are over 40 member companies of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Foundation, who each support the charity by donating funds, products and the expertise of their staff. Over 900 volunteer beauticians are involved in the Programme, many of them working for major cosmetic companies in department stores close to hospitals where the workshops take place. Over 150 freelance consultants are also an invaluable part of the LGFB programme. Everyone attending a LGFB workshop is given a substantial gift bag of products donated by over 20 companies and more than 140,000 products are provided by the Industry each year. The Programme is â€˜product neutralâ€™ with no company or brand being highlighted or mentioned LGFB in the UK is also supported by the major retail groups including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Bentalls, Selfridges, John Lewis and Harrods.
The LGFB workshops are held weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on each hospitalâ€™s requirement. The women attending the workshops are taken through a 12-step skincare and make-up regime and everyone is given a bag of products to use and take home as a gift at the end of the session.
The programme is â€˜product neutralâ€™ so no particular company or brand is highlighted or mentioned. Each gift bag may contain donated products from over 20 different companies.
Recognised as an important element of a patientâ€™s care and emotional wellbeing, the aim of LGFB is to make the Programme more widely available and to increase the number of women it is able to reach each year.
There are also special workshops for teenage cancer patients.
For further information and to find your nearest workshop CLICK HERE to download the Look Good...Feel Better brochure.
This information is reproduced with the kind permission of Look Good...Feel Better.
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