Hastings-based charity, the Sara Lee Trust, has announced an exciting new partnership with Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), the only international cancer support charity that provides practical support for people struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment.

The Sara Lee Trust currently provides complementary therapies, counselling, and therapeutic group activities in Bexhill, St Leonards and Rye. This new partnership it will be able to extend the work they have been doing since the charity was established by the family of Sara Lee in 1996 in memory what she had achieved during her six years of living with cancer. 

The new service will help alleviate the challenging side-effects of treatment, some of which can dramatically change appearance and body image – loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes being particularly difficult to cope with. 

Kerry Evans, Services Manager for the Sara Lee Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with Look Good Feel Better who offer beauty workshops and masterclasses to teach people how to manage some of the visible side-effects of their cancer treatment in a practical and positive way.” 

“We are asking trained beauty specialists to volunteer their time and expertise to help with simple skincare and make-up skills. By volunteering just a few times a year, you could really make a difference to someone’s life,” she continued.

The trust has a commitment to making their services accessible to all in Hastings and the surrounding area. It offers time, meaningful touch and support. As one recent beneficiary of their care confided: “It was invaluable for my emotional healing, a safe haven during a frightening tumultuous time, enabling me to hang on to a sense of me, my instincts and confidence.”

• For more information about becoming a LGFB volunteer, please call 01372 747500 or visit www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk/volunteers

• For more information on the Sara Lee Trust phone/email Nikki Hawes on 01424 457969; [email protected]

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