Volunteers in Action
Around the country groups of volunteers actively engaged in activity during July's Feel Better Month.
In Nelson Laura Richards organised another fundraising event on the 8th July, a Renew You Clothes Swap. Many local businesses, as well as members of the public, donated loads of clothes and accessories, and other goodies, for the event. The local MP provided the venue and a local winery made sure there were a few bottles of wine for those in attendance to sip on whilst perusing what was on offer. Laura also provided makeup tips and tricks at the event and organised for a personal stylist to come along to share her tips with all the ladies too.
Apparently, it was a supremely successful afternoon and fun was had by all!
Trish Houghton from Wellington organised a LGFB Fashion Show to help raise funds at Ballantynes in Upper Hutt on the 17th July. One of the other volunteers in attendance sent me the following comments….” The evening went superbly thanks to the detail and planning Trish put into the event. Highlights on top of the fashion show included Trish’s introduction explaining what LGFB does for cancer patients, several amazing raffles Trish had put together, goody bags for guests and volunteers, spot prizes, refreshments and a demonstration of rock'n'roll dancing. Lisa Chapman (one of the local facilitators) did an excellent job as compere and really put her personality into the description of clothes and the staff at Ballentynes were so helpful and bubbly”
Trish wanted me to particularly acknowledge Sue Irvin who helped Trish with selling the Raffles in The Mall and helping with the Fashion Show.
Trish and her helpers put in over 20 hours work over the last 3 weeks selling tickets at their local mall and talking to the public about LGFB.
Robyn Warin in Whangarei has sent us photos of a stand they set up on the 13th July at the local Farmers and they made sure there were Look Good Feel Better people there all day to help support the Farmers promotion. In Robyn’s words “A really lovely young girl in the beauty department was doing hand massages and painting nails for $5 for LGFB. She was very interested in the charity after I talked to her for a while, she really started interacting with the customers about LGFB.”