I was privileged to run a mini colour workshop with HRH The Countess of Wessex last week, as part of her ongoing support for projects run by the amazing The Lighthouse charity in Woking.
The Countess was there to officially open the Jigsaw HUB, which offers space and support to local families with babies and children. It’s an amazing space, so do check it out, or tell others you think may benefit from it all about it – Jigsaw HUB. The Countess was also keen to see some of the other ways in which the charity helps those in need and so took part in the mini colour workshop, an example of the sort of confidence-boosting image workshops the charity offers through it’s Nurture project. I love volunteering as part of the Nurture team as I 100% believe that there is a huge emotional connection between what you wear and how you feel. I see time and again the way clothes can boost self esteem and confidence, even when people are at a really low ebb. So it was so heartening to hear The Countess talk to the ladies about these very same things, explaining the importance of self care and about ‘dressing in a way that opens you up to opportunities’, as she put it. The ladies were so touched by her warmth and compassion, it really lifted them.
We had great fun having a little ‘dress up’ session after The Countess had left too – just look at the smiles on the ladies faces!
So if you’re reading this thinking that caring about the way you look feels frivolous, think again. You 100% deserve to feel good.
(You can read more about the many other projects and ways in which The Lighthouse charity helps and supports people here: www.lighthousewoking.org).