The Mutual Bank has joined forces with the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation Inc (HBCF) to sponsor its wig and headwear library.

The HBCF is a non-profit organisation which helps make the recovery journey for families a little easier – whether that be through lawn maintenance, transport, scholarships or through wellness programs.

All money raised by the foundation stays right here in the Hunter to help local families.

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.

“Now more than ever HBCF are relying on the support from local businesses like The Mutual Bank to keep these critical support services going,” said Ellie Wells, HBCF General Manager.

“With the client referrals tripling in the past two years, this funding will allow local women to continue to access this much-loved service right across the region.”

The Mutual Bank’s CEO Geoff Seccombe said he was pleased to partner with HBCF to help them deliver the important project to people in need in the Hunter.

“HBCF’s Wig and Headwear Library will make such a difference to so many local women and men 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 finically support the work of this incredible organisation which helps people at their most vulnerable.

“What’s really special is there is a little note of encouragement in with each delivery with support details and this is exactly the kind of project The Mutual Bank wants to help - delivering on one of our thee key values which is Care.

Headwear is often an important part of helping clients feel confident and demonstrating a sense of choice and control throughout their treatment. The Wig and 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 their own home.

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,” she said. “There’s lots of women like me in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Region who really need this assistance.”

Learn more about the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation Inc here.