A HAIRDRESSER has been contracted to supply wigs to cancer patients across North Wales.

Rebecca Morgan, of Morgan’s Hair and Beauty Salon in Prestatyn, is one of three people to have been awarded the contract.

It follows her years of dedication helping women going through chemotherapy with styled wigs.

Rebecca’s wigs will be offered through Glan Clwyd Hospital and Gwynedd Hospital.

She said: “I first started supplying and styling wigs seven years ago when my friend was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“She had to wear an awful wig – nobody offered her anything locally and the nearest place to go was in Liberpool or Manchester.

“It was difficult seeing this when she was going through a hard time with chemotherapy so I joined a ‘My New Hair’ course that taught how to style wigs and about how people going through cancer treatment feel and how they deal with losing their hair.

“It feels good to be able to offer a choice and the option for people to not have to go to hospital – for example, people with alopeca have to go to the cancer unit.

“This option allows them to feel more normal going into a hairdressers – it’s a less clinical environment and helps people so much who are already going through a hard time.”

Rebecca has attended a course in order to offer custom-made wigs, which will now be available through the salon.

She added: “I have been trying to suppy custom made wigs for 10 years now so it’s really amazing to have this opportunity.

“We are also launching a ‘Look Good Feel Better’ scheme, where cancer patients will be given master classes from qualified beauticians on applying make-up when they are going through ‘chemo’ - and they will be given a ‘goodie bag’ of beauty products worth £300.”

The master classes will be held at the town’s Beaches Hotel, with the launch night taking place on November 28 and classes every six weeks after.

The Prestatyn classes will bejust the third in the country to be held away from a hospital.

Anyone interested in attending is invivted to call Rebecca Morgan’s Hair and Beauty on 01745798747 to book a slot.