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The Mutual Bank and HBCF Join Forces to Offer Headwear to Local Families.

The Mutual Bank and Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation Join Forces to Offer Headwear to Local Families.

Two proudly local organisations have joined forces to support Hunter women going through breast cancer. The Mutual Bank has partnered with The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation to sponsor a virtual and physical wig and headwear library.

As some breast cancer treatments will cause hair loss, The library will offer a range of wigs, scarves, hats, and turbans to keep clients comfortable and confident. Headwear is often an important part of clients feeling confident and demonstrating a sense of choice and control throughout their treatment. 

The Mutual Bank’s CEO Geoff Seccombe believes that supporting the local community through this practical support service will allow local families to continue to live their lives while journeying through breast cancer.

“The HBCF’s Wig and Headwear Library will make such a difference to so many women and their families during what has to be an incredibly difficult time in their lives,” he said.

“Our organisation strives to put people above profit, and we could not be more pleased to be able to financially support the work of this incredible organisation which helps women when they are most vulnerable.”

Whether clients are looking for long or short, straight, wavy, blonde, grey, brunette or even rainbow, The library will offer a range to suit all styles and preferences. HBCF package up wigs along with specialty shampoo, conditioner, styling spray and a hair net along with instructions on how to fit and style the wigs from the comfort of their homes.

Margaret Parkes who has recently received the essential support services from HBCF knows how vital this service is to the local community. “It’s hard to describe what the support means. There’s lots of women like me in the Hunter Region who really need this assistance,” Margaret Parkes said.

Thanks to the funding from The Mutual Bank, The Headwear Library will run virtually via the HBCF website. Clients can browse from a range of headwear on the website before selecting six items to try on in the comfort of your own home. We offer contactless delivery and even let you keep the items for a few days so you can select the perfect item.

“Now more than ever HBCF are relying on the support from local businesses like The Mutual Bank to keep these critical support services going. With the client referrals tripling in the past 2 years, this funding will allow local women to continue to access this much-loved service right across the region” Ellie Wells, HBCF General Manager said.

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