TAMWORTH’S Look Good Feel Better workshop co-ordinator Marg Rock and fellow volunteers were busy making dreams come true last week.
Dream Week, which supports people undergoing treatment for cancer by making them look good and feel better, kicked off in style with a high tea at Le Pruneau and then moved into shopping centres during the week.
Mrs Rock said the high tea was wonderful and the afternoon “absolutely fantastic”.
Sixty-two people sipped tea and other refreshments, and dined on fine delicacies all in the name of the Look Good, Feel Better program, raising about $1200 along the way.
“We were hoping for 50, so were very happy with 62. And the food was full on – Philippe and Tracey went above and beyond at Le Pruneau,” she said.
All money raised will go back to the program, which runs free information sessions and workshops for men, women and teens to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment, with workshops on skin care, makeup, wigs and head coverings.
For three days last week they did duty in City Plaza, Centrepoint and Shoppingworld.
“Any money we make through the week selling merchandise goes back to the program,” Mrs Rock said.
“It’s not just about the merchandise, though – it’s also about bringing awareness of the program, so we talked about it and gave out brochures.”
Mrs Rock said the workshops had “an amazing effect” on the participants.
“It really does lift their self-esteem and their inner wellness, because they are mixing with people who are going through similar treatments and illness,” she said.
“They come in feeling quite down and go out beaming and they cannot thank us enough for it. It’s just amazing.”