Look Good Feel Better x BARBER PRO: Give Back this Christmas
It’s no secret that the statistics are frightening: one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. In the UK alone, according to World Cancer Research Fund, 387,820 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2019, and of these 200,386 were men.
Look Good Feel Better runs workshops held by expert volunteers in hospitals and cancer care centres across the country, as well as online. Advice is given about changes to skin during treatment, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair and nails and how to improve body confidence. For men, practical, down- to-earth advice is offered on safe shaving, sun care and how to avoid scarring. Most importantly, the workshops also offer a relaxing environment for men to socialise, make friends and talk to others facing similar issues.
Bob R. who recently attended a workshop says: “It’s not easy for us guys to talk about skincare issues or to adopt any kind of routine. Advice is scarce and, as with all things cancer, it doesn’t always meet the need. It is great to see that support for men living with cancer is available in this way. “It was just such a confidence boost being surrounded by people in the same situation, albeit at different stages of their treatment, and to be able to talk, ask questions and share ideas. There was a real sense of camaraderie”.
The charity has also recently introduced virtual Gentle Exercise Classes to help reduce feelings of isolation and anxiety. People who attend the workshops agree that they feel less isolated, by feeling included and part of a group. As a result, their confidence and a sense of well-being grows at this particularly traumatic time.
BARBER PRO is a proud supporter of Look Good Feel Better, having raised over £19,000 for the charity over recent years. If you're looking for a way to help support the charity while you do your Christmas shopping this year, opt for the BARBER PRO It's All Good Set. We donate 10% of all proceeds to the charity to help them to continue running these vital support groups.
If you want to find out more, or you know someone who might benefit from the workshops, or for ideas how to get involved, please visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk