A unique library started last week in Jamestown, one that supplies cancer sufferers with wigs and a little bit of extra love and care to save them travelling to Adelaide.
Soroptimists International now have three libraries across South Australia and it is their care for the local community which drove them to set one up in the Northern Highlands.
Mary Clark, from Soroptimists International Northern Highlands will be one of the ladies helping other women feel beautiful, creating the task of getting a wig a lot easier than it previously used to be.
“We think it is really important to have something close by, the last thing you want to do is travel to Adelaide just to get a wig. We are quite welcome to people from around this area.”
“Anyone who has had treatment will tell you that when you are in Adelaide and not well, you really don’t feel like fighting city traffic to get in to the wig shop. When they come back here and they lose their hair, quite often they go to their local hairdresser and say what I am going to do.”
BeWigged, for $25, allow for any woman to be fitted with a wig, they can bring their hairdresser to help with the fitting, and included in the hire fee is shampoo, conditioner, a brush and lots of other things that is all presented in a really pretty box.
There have been a lot of hands helping to create this incredible library, including the Northern Areas Council and many donations of furniture which have created a quaint room in the town’s memorial hall, into a relaxing and inviting space for women.
The library currently has 17 wigs for women to try on, and if you can not find the perfect one, an alternate one can be arranged.
“Bonnie Wigs, the wig shop in Adelaide have given us some, we have purchased a few and past clients have given us some previous ones. We also have other money that allows us to purchase a suitable wig if we need to.”
“Wigs can cost upwards of $500, so it is a lot of money for people to put out when they have an illness. Quite often they don’t know what they want so they just get anything.”
To enquire about hiring a wig, please contact Mary Clark on 0439840220 or Margie Simpson on 0418839901.