I retired to the Sunshine Coast from Brisbane in 2002 with my partner, and we have 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
I am skilled in beauty therapy, makeup artistry, educating and have a background in pharmacy. I decided to start volunteering for Look Good Feel Better in 2012 after reading a newspaper article about the program needing volunteers.
When I first joined the team I was volunteering at two venues on the Sunshine Coast, before we relocated to the Moreton Bay region. After a brief break to settle in to our new life, I got back on board and have spent the past few years volunteering across another three venues.
What I enjoy most about volunteering with Look Good Feel Better is seeing participants walk out of each workshop with smiles on their faces and renewed confidence from spending just 2.5 hours with a wonderful, supportive team of ladies helping them to look good and feel better about themselves.
As each workshop progresses we see the participants relax, connect with the other ladies dealing with the same issues, and develop renewed confidence and self-esteem. The knowledge and skills gained are invaluable, empowering each participant to feel in control of their lives again.
Everything about this wonderful program is special – from the people that run it to the people that contribute and volunteer. I am so proud to say I am part of Look Good Feel Better and would absolutely encourage others to volunteer with the program.