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For many people, losing their hair as a result of treatment for cancer can be the most distressing side effect. HeadWrappers is a free service providing practical support for adults experiencing hair loss as a result of cancer treatment.

Hair loss advisors show clients how to make the most of hats, scarves and hair pieces as an alternative to wearing a wig. Clients are also given tips on looking after their hair and scalp before, during and after treatment.

HeadWrappers currently delivered online to anyone who is in need.  We do individual and group sessions throughout the country.  We are currently looking for knitters to help provide: 

  • Knitted two headed dolls which are given out free of charge to Mothers and Grandmothers who would like assistance to explain hair loss to a young child. The doll is topsy turvey - one head has hair and the other has a bald head and wears a headband.
  • A wide knitted headband which is sent out in the scarf package to the client.  This headband can be worn if the hair is just thinning, or can be worn over a base cap to keep out the winter chill.

Patterns, wool and stuffing can be provided. Postage /collection can be arranged.

What skills do I need?

Keen knitter.

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  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME)
  • Children
  • Disability
  • Employment, Education and Training
  • Families and Parenting
  • Health and Hospices
  • LGBT+
  • Mental Health
  • No Specific Interest
  • Older People
  • Young People


  • Advice and Information
  • Creativity
  • No specific activites


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Wool, stuffing and postage on request.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/01/2022

End Date: 31/01/2023

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Availability Details

Working from home so no requirements.

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