Source: Look Good Feel Better

Netball Charity Tournament raises over £32,000

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National cancer support charity Look Good Feel Better teamed up with England Netball on 17th March 2024 to host its Annual Charity Netball Tournament for the fifth year, raising over £32,000 for people undergoing treatment for cancer.

The event brought together over 240 netball players to participate in an action-packed day of matches. It was held over three courts at the University of Warwick Sports & Wellness Hub and it saw 26 teams competing across three different divisions; social, competitive and mixed gender.

Former England Netball captain and Commonwealth Games 2018 gold medallist Ama Agbeze hosted the tournament along with Future Roses Ash Dekker and Millie Sanders. All three players provided plenty of coaching expertise, enthusiasm, and encouragement throughout the day, even including a few appearances on court to help out the competing teams.

One participant summed it up:  “I just wanted to say we absolutely loved the tournament day yesterday! It’s the first time we have attended your tournament and for some of the team the first time they have taken part in a tournament at all. It was so well organised, the venue was great and we just loved everything about the day. We will most definitely be signing up for next year!

“Thanks for putting the event together and raising money for such an amazing charity. I have secondary breast cancer myself and I am so very grateful for charities like yours, so thank you!”

Look Good Feel Better marks its 30th anniversary this year. The charity knows how challenging it can be to process a cancer diagnosis and manage the physical and emotional side effects of cancer treatment. It runs workshops face-to-face and classes virtually to support women, men, and young adults through this time. Services are free and open to anyone facing cancer, and the workshops are led by trained volunteers from the beauty industry to provide practical advice about changes to skin, eyebrows, eyelashes, hair, and nails during treatment, and body confidence.

Lizzie Cooper, Look Good Feel Better’s Senior Fundraising Manager, says:  “The Charity Netball Tournament was a huge success in bringing together netball enthusiasts from all over the UK to compete, have a great day and meet with professional athletes.

“This year marks our charity’s 30th anniversary and we have supported over 200,000 individuals over this time. Our services are needed now more than ever before with an estimated three million people living with cancer in the UK.

“We’d like to thank everyone who took part in the day for their commitment and enthusiasm, helping us to help people face cancer with more confidence.”

Adding to the excitement, headline sponsors, Collection Cosmetics, which produces high-quality products at an affordable price, welcomed everyone with a free bottle of water and held give-aways throughout the day.

The high-quality facilities and world-class coaching expertise were appreciated by all 26 competing teams. Congratulations to Up Shot Creek, winners of the competitive female-only division, Black Magic winners of the social female-only division and Phoenix MNC winners of the mixed division.

With thanks to Look Good Feel Better