Club donates $10,000 to vital wig service

A LIBRARY of 120 wigs is up and running at the Cancer Council's Northern Cancer Support Centre helped by generous support from the Launceston Golf Club women's group.

The women, who raised more than $10,000 were yesterday treated to a morning tea at the centre and shown where their efforts had gone.

Group president Vicki Reid said it was wonderful to be acknowledged and was by far the most they've raised.

``Everyone is really happy about the amount we've raised and just the involvement of everyone, and we can see what's happening to our money,'' she said.

Cancer Council Tasmania chief executive Penny Egan said wigs were an expensive investment and it was an important service.

``They can come in and try a few different wigs and learn how to look after them,'' she said. 

``They might be a blonde one week and a brunette the next. It's been very popular.'' Mrs Egan encouraged women with wigs they were no longer using to donate them to the library.

Lisa Roberts, who lost her hair from treatment for cancer as a child and teenager, has been wearing a wig for 12 years and jumped at the chance to volunteer.

``I'd love to be able to use my experience to help others,'' Ms Roberts said.

``As a woman you might not realise exactly how much your hair does really mean to you.''

Both the centre and wig library, which is a free service, are open every day. Appointments for further wig information can be made between 9.30am and 12.30pm every Wednesday.

``As a woman you might not realise exactly how much your hair does really mean to you.''

Both the centre and wig library, which is a free service, are open every day. Appointments for further wig information can be made between 9.30am and 12.30pm every Wednesday.

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