As you may have read in last week’s newsletter I swapped cold and rainy Adelaide for a few days in (just as chilly) Melbourne where I attended a special Kids Business Bloggers Brunch. Over the past few years I have made it to a few of these lovely get-togethers, the event is always jam packed (in the past I have missed out on tickets, there are so many keen bloggers who want to go) and Kids Business does an fabulous job putting together a fun, inspiring meeting that leaves bloggers feeling excited, energised and inspired.
Not only is the Bloggers Brunch an excellent opportunity to meet other bloggers and discover new brands and products (and enjoy a few hours away from the kids), it is also a great way to hear from inspirational speakers and find out more about amazing charities and organisations that serve Australian people (and how you can do your share to help). Last Friday the spotlight was on Look Good… Feel Better, a charity that makes a difference to many Australians year after year.
Every year an increasing number of Australians are diagnosed with cancer and often as their world crumbles and falls so does their confidence. Look Good… Feel Better is a cosmetic industry community initiative helping cancer patients, born from a passion to revive the well being and confidence of cancer patients by providing free information, tips and workshops to make them look good and feel better. More than 1,700 trained and certified cosmetic, beauty and hairdressing professionals volunteer their time and expertise to make these workshops a success.
Workshops are being held at over 180 venues all over Australia and each of the 10,000 yearly participants is presented with a Confidence Kit full of helpful information and free product to continue their journey at home. It is wonderful to see so many volunteers come together and work alongside each other and the neutral brand/product approach completely removes the feeling of consumerism and competitorship; Look Good… Feel Better is all about the people, not the brands.
If you would like to get involved with Look Good… Feel Better as a volunteer or want to make a donation visit www.lgfb.org.au.
Kids Business Communications hosts the Bloggers BrunchTM series of events where bloggers and brands meet and mingle. These events also raise awareness and funds for different charities. For more information visit www.kidsbusiness.com.au.