Whats a Wig Library?
Available to cancer patients free of charge
We understand the financial impact of cancer is tough. A cancer diagnosis can mean reduced income and cancer patients visiting our centres tell us they choose between regular financial commitments and a wig. The cost of a prescription for a wig starts at £80
Losing your hair also has a huge emotional impact for many people, after all we feel better when we look better.
Our wig library offers free access to a wig for ladies with a cancer diagnosis.
Call our Scot Lane centre (01302 320077) and request a wig library appointment.
When you arrive
Our volunteers will give you a warm welcome with a tea or coffee.
Samantha our experienced hair dresser will show your our wig selection. She can answer any questions you may have and help you try on wigs and offer hair & scalp advice.
She is happy to help you decide on the right look for you and tell you more about the free package you have access to from Aurora.
We accept donations of pre loved wigs old or new into our Scot Lane centre
Once we receive wigs they are professional cleaned and sanitised. If required, it will be repaired.
We also accept full or part used bottles of wig shampoo and conditioner. We are then able to provide the first wash along with an aftercare card for all wig loans.
I don't want a wig
We also have a selection of head coverings, turbans, scarves and head wraps on offer. Additionally our other centres off a Headstrong service. Our volunteers will guide you through your options, showing you how best to syle your head cover and can signpost you to a wig specialist should you want your own wig.
Funds for wigs
We have been accepted by the Coop community fund for our wig library scheme. If you shop at the Coop and have a membership card you can click here to choose us as your cause for the year. Every time you swipe Auora Wig Loan Scheme will receive 1% of what you spend on Coop branded products.
You can also hold your own event and ask to have the money donated to this scheme or join in on any wig loan events that we have coming up.
Below are a list of useful links;
Aurora Wellbeing Centres
Registered Charity 1166462
Tel: 03000 111 202