Look Good Feel Better Classes - 2019 Update

Feel Better Classes are at the very core of what we do – free, accessible, local classes for any person, facing any cancer, at any stage of their cancer journey.

Thanks for the support of Dry July, LGFBNZ continues to adapt class times, content, locations, days and frequency to best meet the changing needs of people facing cancer in our communities.

At a glance;

• Saturday classes have increased by 96% from 25 classes in 2018 to 49 classes in 2019 scheduled at this time.

• We now have Saturday classes in over 95% of our centres.

• Average Saturday attendance is now tracking ahead of week day classes – 25% higher attendance, overtaken the weekday attendance.

• 200 cancer patients attended Saturday classes in 2018

• In 2018 we had over 2500 registrations and have over 270 classed scheduled for 2019

• Two new centres

• 12 pop up classes

• Active in classes for over 800 hours

• 12,000 touch points

• Over 5000 direct volunteer hours – volunteers supporting a participant sitting in a class

• On average and excluding public holidays and Sundays, there is now a LGFB class running somewhere in NZ almost daily.

In 2018, feedback showed the following;

• 97% of participants when asked whether they would recommend the class to others facing cancer, gave it an 8 or above out of a possible 10 (85% giving a 10)

• The overall rating for the class was 98% of attendees gave it the two 2 ratings, with 90% giving their overall experience the highest rating

• 81% felt confidence was increased

• 87% felt their morale had been lifted

• 82% said they felt they were able to connect and share with others

• 98% were either very satisfied or satisfied with our local facilitators

• 97% when asked to rate the class content and structure gave it the top two ratings.

• 97% found the class’s tips and techniques either very useful or useful

What attendees are saying about their experience;

“It did boost my confidence and it was really nice to meet the other participants and share stories and tips. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing such a great service”

“A truly wonderful experience. Thank you all for contributing to my journey”

“It’s a little bit of me time, in a sea of crazy, you’ve got that little couple of hours, two or three hours of me time.”

“I’d encourage anybody to do it…. It is like a sea of crazy and then it goes calm.” 

“Because (cancer) it is really isolating. It’s like a personal journey and everyone goes through their own personal journey with cancer but it’s nice to have people that are on a similar journey to you.” 

“On a tough week it helped me to smile again” 

“It was a day just about me, not the disease”

“It was good to connect with others facing cancer like me”

“I just want to fit in, look and feel more like my normal self”

Dry July NZ Trust