The third edition of the Look Good Feel Better Tournament took place at the Copper Box Arena earlier this month and raised an incredible £47,000.
More than 30 teams from across the country signed up to take part for a fun-filled weekend of sport in aid of Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), a worldwide cancer support charity which provides practical support for women struggling with the side effects from cancer treatment.
Donations from players, spectators and fundraisers meant the two-day tournament in London was a huge success once again. The amount raised this year was over double that of 2017’s total.
The amount raised means that more than 1,000 people living with cancer can attend a Look Good Feel Better workshop. Here, they will get the advice and support they need to feel less isolated and more confident during cancer treatment.
The first day of the event was intended for more recreational games and players who wished for a more relaxed approach to gameplay. Seventeen different sides took part across two different groups. Goal Diggers and Hiver Hot Shots won theirs convincing to set up an enticing final which the former eventually won.
On the Sunday, more experienced players took to court with the 18 different sides making up three groups of six. Group A winner Capital Nuns won the day with Reading Rockets finishing runners-up.
When not on court, players and spectators enjoyed a host of activities including sports massages with the Healing Zone, pampers between games from the beauty therapists, and netball challenges.
Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity that helps boost the physical and emotional wellbeing of women, men and young adults undergoing cancer treatment.
The first workshop for women was held 25 years ago and since then the charity has developed special sessions for young adults and, in 2018, introduced vitally needed services for men.
Each group session is led by trained volunteers and is a chance to meet others in a similar situation, as well as learning useful skills and techniques to manage the side-effects of cancer treatment.
Many beneficiaries tell us that Look Good Feel Better helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment can make everything feel overwhelming.
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy and strength but with the support of Look Good Feel Better it need not take away her self-confidence.
For more information about Look Good Feel Better, please visit their official website.