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National charity is giving women and men the confidence to face cancer

Maggie’s is partnering with Look Good Feel Better to put on classes to help anyone undergoing treatment deal with the physical side-effects

The recently opened cancer centre in Whitchurch is running make-up classes to help cancer suffers deal with the physical effects of treatment.

They are available to anyone, whether it be men or women, and are designed to boost self-esteems as they are taught practical make-up skills they can recreate themselves.

Look Good Feel Better is a charity dedicated to helping people undergoing treatment regain a feeling of control and normality in their lives, while also trying to give them a psychological confidence boost.

Attending one of the free monthly classes enables participants the chance to meet others going through similar situations, alongside learning from beauty professionals.

Each attendee is given a gift bag full of premium make-up products so they can recreate what is taught to them.

Cerys Drayton, owner of Skin Deep Beauty in Birchgrove, who recently started volunteering at the workshops, said: “I found out about Look Good Feel Better when my cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“It was so positive; everyone leaves with such a huge smile.

“I love every second, I can’t speak highly enough about it.”

Look Good Feel Better published research showing that 97% of respondents felt more confident after attending one of their workshops and this remained at 96% three months later.

Maggie’s Centres provide any type of support people undergoing cancer treatment may require free of charge.

The work of Maggie’s is particularly important to highlight as this October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, putting a spotlight on the most common cancer in the UK.

Women are encouraged to check their breasts regularly to monitor for any early signs and symptoms as the earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment.

Thursday 5th November is the next Look Good Feel Better workshop. To attend you must pre-book.

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