CEO, Sarahjane Robertson, to step down after 20 years of involvement
After 20 years at the helm of Look Good Feel Better, Sarahjane (SJ) has decided the time is right for her to step down as CEO. Under SJ’s guidance, the charity has witnessed exceptional growth, both in terms of patient reach and funds raised. When she first took up the position as Executive Director the charity operated out of 7 locations and she leaves with Workshops stretching across the UK in 141 locations. Leading the charity through a global pandemic was one of the most challenging periods, however, under her leadership the charity fought back creating virtual services enabling continued support for cancer patients.
Sarahjane commented: “Look Good Feel Better has been a huge part of my life for many years and I’m proud to have worked with some amazing people to grow our unique service offering from 24 to over 140 cancer support centres. The past 17+ months have been incredibly challenging and uncertain for most charities but one thing we were absolutely sure about – covid may have put a stop to a lot of things but, sadly, not cancer. Our beneficiaries were telling us that they felt even more isolated, forgotten and frightened so within two weeks of the first lockdown we’d developed, trialled and launched ‘virtual’ support. Throughout the pandemic we’ve been bringing groups of people together on zoom and the response has been overwhelming. We have expanded our support to include hairloss/wigs/head coverings; nail care; ‘chair’ yoga and pilates and body confidence/styling. As we’re now starting to run live sessions again and have completely reinvented the charity I feel it’s time for me to step down, take a breather and consider new personal and professional opportunities”.
Geoff Percy, Chairman of the Look Good Feel Better Trustees said “Sarahjane has led Look Good Feel Better through a period of impressive growth with 170,000 people in the UK having benefited from the services of the charity during her tenure. We thank SJ for everything she has done for the charity and wish her a long and happy retirement.”
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