Charity offers wig advice

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 February 2011

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A PILL cancer charity has teamed up with a leading hairdressers to offer a new wig fitting and cutting service.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care will be working with the Bristol salon, Guy Fawkes, to give support for people living with cancer.

Stylists from Guy Fawkes have been specially trained through the Trevor Sorbie charity, my new hair.

They will be on hand during a special information session to be held at the Penny Brohn Cancer Care Centre in Chapel Pill Lane at 10am on Friday.

The charity aims to offer the cutting and styling service for free on a monthly basis through its Cancerpoint drop-in service. Practical advice on caring for and styling thinning hair will also be available.

Penny Brohn Cancer Care Cancerpoint manager Sarah MacDonald said: “On top of the illness and treatment, clients tell us that hair loss is one of the hardest things to deal with, and choosing and fitting a wig can be an incredibly daunting prospect.”

Guy Fawkes head stylist Mark Andres said: “We know what a positive difference this free help can make. We work with each individual to make them look and feel the best they can by transforming their wigs into hairstyles that reflect their personality. It is a fantastic feeling to see the boost in confidence this brings.”

To book a place for the information session call Emily Waller on 01275 370076 or email emily.waller@pennybrohn.org


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