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Prestatyn hairdresser’s hard work for cancer patients pays off with NHS wig contract

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A salon owner with years of experience helping cancer sufferers and others cope with hair loss has seen her hard work pay off with an official NHS contract.

The new status is the culmination of plenty of dedication to the cause from Rebecca Morgan, who runs Morgan’s Hair and Beauty in Prestatyn and is now an official supplier of wigs for hospital patients.

“I started training in wigs eight years ago when a friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer and I had shaved her hair,” said Rebecca.

“She was so upset by the lack of help for women in her predicament in choosing wigs and coping with changes to their image, while going through such an awful time and having treatment.

“I decided to enrol on the Trevor Sorbie My New Hair course, where you learn how to cut wigs, have one-to-one meetings with Macmillan nurses, and learn about what people go through when they are having chemo .

“You also learn a lot about the mental impact of hair loss.

“I did two courses and then I did two years working voluntarily with people who had medical conditions.

“Three years ago, I applied for the NHS contract when it went out to tender, but I came second in the bidding.

“I started operating my own wig bank service from the salon, and put a lot of work into making sure I won the contract the next time it went out to tender.”

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