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Dry July 2020 is proudly supporting :

* Look Good Feel Better - workshops for those with appearance related side-effects of cancer.
* Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ - rollout of Prost-fit program for men affected by prostate cancer.
* Bowel Cancer NZ - telephone support from a specialist bowel cancer nurse.

See below stories of how these organisations will utilise the funds raised to help those affected by cancer.

Latest Updates

Dry July fundraising helps Look Good Feel Better NZ train workshop facilitators like Josy.

Look Good Feel Better NZ has around 30 trained class facilitators, based all over New Zealand.

Dry July funds have enabled some of its community class facilitators to be trained to become engaging presenters on Zoom for the online classes.

One of these facilitators is Josy Jansonius, who has been a part of the charity for many years. She is a professional beauty therapist and makeup artist, but recently turned sheep and beef farmer.

She continues to support the charity by being one of its online class facilitators, based out of her farm in Te Aroha, “I am thrilled to be a Look Good Feel Better online facilitator and love being able to connect virtually with our community."

With the help of Dry July fundraising, Bowel Cancer New Zealand have begun planning a new wellbeing programe!

Bowel Cancer New Zealand are proud to announce that thanks to the help of your fundraising, they can now employ a specialist bowel cancer nurse to provide information and support to those affected by bowel cancer and as part of this initiative, they will be launching a wellbeing programme.

This programme will help those undergoing bowel cancer treatment by facilitating access for them to counselling, physio, remedial massage, accommodation, and travel support.

Rebekah, the General Manager and Mary, the Communications Manager of BCNZ, have started the recruitment process for the nurse support role. The wellbeing programme is currently being scoped out and will be ready to be launched before the end of 2020 - how exciting! 

Dry July funds support Look Good Feel Better Online Classes

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Dry July participants, Look Good Feel Better NZ was able to develop and launch online classes, to extend its accessibility to cancer patients all over New Zealand.

Timing couldn’t have been better as Look Good Feel Better NZ was able to continue its services during COVID-19 lockdown when unfortunately they had to postpone community classes.

The online classes offer the same practical advice and tips as its community classes, but are split into two 1 hour classes: Skincare & Makeup and Wigs & Headwear.

To date, they have run over 20 online classes and welcomed over 100 participants, several who enjoyed their first class so much that they joined another!

Bowel Cancer New Zealand creates a a downloadable resource called 'Eating Well during bowel cancer treatment & recovery'.

Bowel Cancer New Zealand have been busy working away on a downloadable resource called 'Eating Well during bowel cancer treatment & recovery'.

It's your incredible Dry July fundraising that helps Bowel Cancer NZ create practical and informative resources as such, helping to ensure people affected by bowel cancer eat well during treatment and recovery.

Download it here 👉

An update from Look Good Feel Better's Live Online Video Classes

Our online classes have been a huge success!

Since launching at the start of April, we have run 12 online classes (59 women have attended, with 30 more registered for June classes. 

Attendees cover a wide range of ages: from 21-80, and from all over NZ. We have particularly seen participants join from more rural areas, and they have fed back how online is a convenient option than driving a long distance to community class. 

The participant feedback has been fantastic, with an average overall rating of 9.1 [Very Satisfied].  

“Thank you for the opportunity to be part of an online class at this challenging time (Lockdown). I appreciate the efforts that everyone has made to keep things running.” 

“It was great to still be able to do the online course despite Covid-19 so thank you for that and Josie was just lovely.” 

“Just want to say thank you for offering this to those of us going through challenging times. Whilst I would have loved a live class, due to COVID19, this was a great alternative.”

We have acted on participant feedback, and from July we will be offering an ‘Intro to Wigs’ class and focused ‘Scarf-tying and headwear’ class. This will enable more time in the class to go more in detail with the content, for those who want it, as well as give more time for participants to interact and connect with other.  

Our first Men’s online programme will go live on our website 8 June, with our first class planned for Saturday 4th July @4pm. More details to follow…

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