Weston Hospicecare has played host to a referral session as part of a nationwide scheme which supports people struggling with visible side effects from life-limiting illnesses.

The Look Good Feel Better charity, who leads the initiative, has teamed up with medical facilities across the UK to expand its goal of providing free skincare and makeup workshops in 104 hospitals, hospices and cancer centres to benefit people with visible side effects.

For the session, attendees were referred from the hospice, MacMillan, the Oncology unit at Weston General Hospital. Beauty and complementary therapy volunteers from the hospice welcomed attendees to the Wellbeing Centre.

Complementary therapist Alison Bailey said: “It was a very successful session and women left with a lovely goody bag. But their self-confidence was unbelievable after the session.

“They all looked so glamorous and all had a good laugh throughout.”

One attendee commented: “I have quite thin eyelashes since my chemotherapy, so the eyeliner and mascara demonstration was very useful. The goody bag was a real treat.”

LGFB also offer online video tutorials for those who are unable to make the sessions or want to learn more after attending a session. Further details can be found by visiting https://www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/


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