cancer hair care
I’ve been involved with Cancer Hair Care for several years and it is one of the most rewarding
things that I do.
This inspirational local charity helps and supports men, women and children who have lost or are
losing their hair because of cancer.
I’m a hair loss specialist and I spend time each week doing different voluntary work with the CHC
team. This might be visiting clients in hospital or at home, talking, listening, and giving some
advice on wigs or scarves. We also do lots of work with the Teenage Cancer Trust, giving
specialist support to young people with cancer. On a Wednesday morning, the salon becomes
the Cancer Hair Care salon and clients come in for hair or wig consultations, or sometimes just
for a cup of tea and a chat.
I feel really privileged to do this work for CHC, using my professional skills to help ease people’s
worry while they’re going through treatment and beyond. I’ve met some truly inspiring people and
learnt so much.
If you’d like to know more about Cancer Hair Care or get involved in fundraising activities, give us
Pride of Stevenage Awards
In 2015, Jo won a Pride of Stevenage Award for her voluntary work with the charity. The Pride of
Stevenage Awards are presented annually and celebrate local unsung heroes and people who
go the extra mile. There are just eight recipients each year. Jo received the Caring Award, after
being nominated by some of the people who have visited the salon.