A PRESTATYN hairdresser has set up a wig bank to help women suffering from cancer.

Rebecca Morgan, owner of Morgan’s Hair and Beauty based in the town’s High Street, is encouraging women who are recovering to donate their wigs for women undergoing treatment.

The 44-year old said: “There are so many woman out there suffering from breast cancer and forms of cancer where the treatment is so severe they loose their hair, eyelashes and eyebrows.

“For a woman this can be upsetting and demoralising, not only may they not be cured and have to face awful treatment but they will fear going out as they have lost their looks. It is going to be called Morgan’s Wig Wardrobe.”

Patients in Wales receive free wigs but Rebecca says the quality and choice is not always suitable. The wig bank service will be offered free to patients.

Rebecca, a hairdresser for ten years, said: “I’ve worked for many years with many ladies who have put there life on hold as the wig they have been given to them isn’t suitable and they can’t afford to purchase another one.

"That is why I’ve set up the wig bank so that people who have been through their treatment and their hair is growing back and no longer need their wig can donate it to help others.

“This is very close to my heart as I’ve lost loved ones to cancer.
“We are hoping as many people as possible will get in touch to use the service or to donate a wig.”