EVERY one loves a makeover, none more so than Freshstart recipient Shirley Astill who was recently transformed by the talented hands of Frank Battaglia from Battaglia Salon and the girls at Eternal Beauty and Nails. Freshstart 2008 is a new program through the Griffith Suicide Awareness group that endeavors to help people face the world with more self esteem who have been through a particularly difficult time.
Val Rowe of Griffith Suicide Awareness is hoping to run Freshstart once a month and would like to encourage people who have gone through depression to nominate for the program.
As for Shirley, she was certainly walking taller after her makeover and was overjoyed by the results. "I walked out feeling like a whole new person. Everyone was so lovely and it made me feel so special. It was such good fun and I wanted to dance up and down the street," said Shirley, "It's a really worthwhile program and has given me a new lease on life. It's good to know that there are people who care."
To nominate for the Freshstart program call Val Rowe on 6962 3948 or write to PO Box 8039 Griffith NSW 2680.
GO Magazine, May 2008.