Leeming local recognised for helping cancer patients through Look Good Feel Better program

Leeming resident Chris Bilsborough is humbled to be the Look Good Feel Better WA Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year. Picture: Will Russell.
Leeming resident Chris Bilsborough is humbled to be the Look Good Feel Better WA Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year. Picture: Will Russell.

EVEN though Leeming local Chris Bilsborough has been volunteering for almost 20 years, she still loves helping out.

Ms Bilsborough was recognised as the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program’s WA Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year in May and is up for the national award in July.

The program is a free national community service program run by the Cancer Patients Foundation, which helps to improve the well-being and confidence of people undergoing treatment for cancer.

Ms Bilsborough also volunteers through the Cancer Council WA’s Wig Service and was named as a WA Volunteer of the Year nominee in the Spirit of Volunteering category earlier this year.

She said as she was trained as a beauty therapist, it was a natural fit when she joined in 1999.

“These days I work as a facilitator so I make sure the workshops run smoothly,” she said.

“I love volunteering, I’ve never woken up not wanting to do this.

“You can see the smiles on their faces and if we can make a little difference then it’s fantastic.

“I’m very excited and humbled to be national finalist but it’s a team effort in the program.”

The program is run in 22 venues across WA, including the Murdoch Community Hospice.