Donation brings comfort for patients

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Cancer Council WA Dot’s Place South West’s Alice Dixon helps cancer patient Sonia Micallef pick out a wig under the watchful eye of Hayley Tuck and Clare Paine, from Dot’s Place, along with Bunbury Honda dealer principal Scott Jones.
Camera IconCancer Council WA Dot’s Place South West’s Alice Dixon helps cancer patient Sonia Micallef pick out a wig under the watchful eye of Hayley Tuck and Clare Paine, from Dot’s Place, along with Bunbury Honda dealer principal Scott Jones. Credit: Supplied / Cam Campbell

Bunbury Honda’s latest donation to Cancer Council WA is anything but hairy.

The local car dealership, as part of the Honda Foundation, has donated $10,000 towards the Wigs for Well-Being program at Dot’s Place in Bunbury.

The wig service is a free service provided to people affected by cancer-related hair loss.

The council’s wig service in the South West has about 100 wigs in stock that are loaned during and after treatment at no cost.

The donation is just the latest wave of generosity from the family-owned dealership, which has supported Dot’s Place for 15 years through the use of a vehicle for patient transfers to and from treatments.

Bunbury Honda dealer principal Scott Jones said his team loved the fact they could help the community when in need.

The donation will allow for 51 new wigs and material to make more than 1400 turbans and beanies to help support people going through chemotherapy.

Cancer Council WA chief executive Ashley Reid said the donation would go a long way.

“We cannot thank the Honda Foundation and Bunbury Honda enough for their generous donation, which has allowed us to broaden our selection and help many men and women who are affected by cancer,” Mr Reid said.

Honda Foundation chairman Stephen Collins said the foundation was proud to support Cancer Council WA.

“Providing these types of services allow patients to feel confident and happy and the Honda Foundation loves supporting causes that cater to the needs of people,” Mr Collins said.

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