Bunbury Honda donates $10,000 to Cancer Council WA's Wigs for Wellbeing program

With assistance from the Honda Foundation, Bunbury Honda has donated $10,000 to Cancer Council Western Australia's Wigs for Well-being program.

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

Last year, over 500 cancer patients were loaned headwear from the program.

In the South-West, the service has approximately 100 wigs in stock that are loaned out during and post treatment to patients for free.

Thanks to the donation, they have purchased 51 new wigs and material to make over 1400 turbans and beanies to help support people going through chemotherapy.

The new wigs will help to replace old and damaged headwear.

"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 in a positive way," Cancer Council WA chief executive Ashley Reid said.

Wigs for Well-being provides an array of wig styles and choices, catering to all individuals between the ages of 20 and 65.

The program is run entirely by volunteers and available at eight different locations throughout the metropolitan and regional areas.

People interested in the service who are not located close to a service point are able to request headwear via mail, by calling 13 11 20.

Honda Foundation chairman Stephen Collins said the Wigs for Well-being program aligned with the foundation's mission.

"We are very proud to support Cancer Council Western Australia. These types of services allow patients to feel confident and happy," he said.

"The Honda Foundation loves supporting causes that cater to the needs of people."

The Honda Foundation is funded by contributions from Honda Australia, private donors, and more than 100 dealerships across Australia.

For every new Honda vehicle sold in Australia, $15 is donated to the foundation.

So far, nearly $11 million has been donated to community groups and initiatives across the country.

Head to cancerwa.asn.au and thehondafoundation.com.au for more information.