Trio of students launch appeal for cancer patients

Sue Harris, Noi Wright and Leanne Culley
Sue Harris, Noi Wright and Leanne Culley

THREE students have set up an appeal in order to help women suffering from the side effects of cancer treatment.

Sue Harris, together with Noi Wright and Leanne Culley, who are studying Level 3 Beauty at Sussex Coast College, are asking businesses to donate make-up products to be used in a beauty master class in order to support women suffering from low confidence following treatment that affects their appearance.

They are holding a stall in Priory Meadow on March 8 and 9, and are on the lookout for unwanted and unopened make-up and skincare products. This can include anything from concealer to mascara to lip-gloss and from perfume to scented candles.

Marks and Spencer and ESK Warehouse are already involved in the cause, but the students are aiming to get all businesses in town to donate to the charity, Look Good Feel Better. The organisation provides practical support for women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects of cancer treatment such as hair loss, skin changes and scar tissue.

Hastings MP Amber Rudd has given her backing to the appeal. She said: “Look Good Feel Better is an inspirational organisation and I encourage all local businesses and residents to lend their support to women in Hastings who are suffering from cancer and the effects the treatment has on their appearance.

Sue said: “Look Good Feel Better is currently unable to offer the beauty master classes in Hastings, with the closest venue being Brighton. This journey is too far for many people undergoing many tiring cancer treatments. It is really important for the people of Hastings to have this opportunity, and I have seen the positive effects the small goodie bags of make-up items can have on people. If you can help us by donating any unused, unopened and unwanted beauty products, this would really help the ladies who have suffered the awful side effects of cancer treatments.” For more information email Sue at