2 April 2014
Macmillan Cancer Support and mynewhair are launching an innovative new partnership to help reach and improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
mynewhair is a charity dedicated to supporting individuals with medical hair loss. Founded by renowned hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, M.B.E., it is a network of trained hair professionals who provide advice and wig cutting services to people who have lost their hair after cancer, and training for hairdressers who wish to offer the service in their salons.
From today the two organisations will work together to signpost people affected by cancer to each other’s vital services. Anyone who comes to Macmillan seeking advice on hair and wig services will be provided with the name and contact details of their local mynewhair service. In return mynewhair hairdressers will direct any clients in need of advice and support to Macmillan’s helpline and advice services.
The partnership launches with events in Macmillan’s London and Shipley offices. Trevor Sorbie will show Macmillan staff how to help and support people who have lost their hair after cancer.
Deborah Boothroyd, Cancer Information Support Line Team Leader of Macmillan Cancer Support, says: 'We are delighted to announce this partnership with mynewhair. We know only too well how devastating it can be for people affected by cancer to lose their hair. This new partnership means we can now direct them to a local expert, who will give them one to one advice and expertise to help rebuild their confidence and their lives after cancer.'
Trevor Sorbie M.B.E. says 'I am thrilled about the new partnership of mynewhair and Macmillan Cancer Support. I have always had great respect and admiration for the work that Macmillan does, and now far more ladies who can benefit from the wig customisation service that mynewhair offers, will be made aware of it through the vast Macmillan support network.'
For further information about mynewhair visit www.mynewhair.org or email email@example.com. Hairdressers wishing to book a place on a mynewhair training course should contact the L'Oréal Academy in London on 0208 762 4200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For cancer information or support, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
For further information, please contact:
Emma Guise, Head of Media, Macmillan Cancer Support
0207 840 4790 or out of hours on 07801 307068
Notes to Editors:
About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.
That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.
To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk