Look Good Feel Better

March Star Fundraiser

Look Good Feel Better volunteer, Karen Owen has been chosen as the charity’s star fundraiser after completing the Stafford Half Marathon last Sunday, raising over £500 for Look Good Feel Better.

This was Karen’s first ever half marathon race and she was determined to conquer this challenge, not only for herself but also for the charity she so passionately supports by volunteering her time to help lead and deliver our workshops in Stoke and Stafford.

Lizzie Cooper, Fundraising Manager at Look Good Feel Better said:

“A massive congratulations to Karen on her amazing achievement. It is thanks to the determination and commitment of supporters, like Karen, who take on these physical challenges, that we’re able to raise vital funds to support our services across the country.

The funds Karen has raised will fund the delivery of a workshop session for up to 10 people living with cancer, ensuring they can benefit from our practical and emotional support whilst undergoing treatment.”

Karen said:

“I am super proud of my achievement. I never thought  I’d  be able to do anything like it.  Covid and the various lock downs were not good but circumstances allowed me to make the most of a bad situation.

Being able to do something challenging and to raise awareness and funds for Look Good Feel Better  has been  amazing. I feel so honoured to be able to help this charity as I see first-hand the difference these workshops make to people living with cancer.

I was aiming to complete the race in 2hrs 30 but I managed to finish in 2hrs 25min 28sec  which I’m super pleased about. I had my headphones in and I really liked the bit of the run when the Heather Small song “PROUD” played in my ears, the song helped push me to run faster up a hill!”

If you feel inspired reading Karen’s story and want to set yourself a challenge in 2022, please visit our events page and sign up to a challenge event near you. Our experienced team will support you right through from registration to crossing the finish line.