Participant Stories

Men's workshops in Hamilton and Tauranga for 2015

Dates are now published for workshops from me in Hamilton and Tauranga during 2015. Hamilton - 25 March, 1 July, 26 August and 4 November Tauranga - 24 March, 7 July and 22 September You can book your spot in the class via the "Attend a Class" link on the website.. We look forward to trailing these workshops in 2015 and watch this space for further Feel Better hubs adopting these in the future.

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Look Good Feel Better comes to Henderson

An initiative to help cancer patients feel better about themselves has arrived in West Auckland. Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is a New Zealand charity that provides free workshops for women with cancer. The classes are about patients and survivors feeling better and looking great with the use of make­up. Amy Dore attended one of the West Auckland workshops and says she was feeling down beforehand. "Coming here has been good because it has uplifted me," she says. The 29­-year-­old Massey resident was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in February. The mother of four says she started giving up on her appearance after being diagnosed. "My eyebrows had fallen off and so I didn't feel like trying anymore. "It was hard for me to feel good about myself." LGFB workshop tutor Desre Westhead says the classes are meant to be a joyful occasion.

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