In 2007 Peninsula Private Hospital Oncology staff identified the need for a free wig service on the Mornington Peninsula.
In 2008 The Peninsula Community Wig Centre was established at PPH as a free service for any woman living on or being treated on the the Mornington Peninsula. The main Wig Centre is located in Frankston at the Ebdale Community Hub. We are also located at Sorrento and will be opening, this year 2015, in Hastings.
PCWC Volunteers have also trained volunteers from Cabrini Brighton,Warringal Private in Heidelberg and the Cancer Council in Carlton Victoria. Through programs like Ritchies Community Benefits we have also been able to provide some funding for these centres giving them a helping hand with their start up. 2015 will see us training volunteers from St John of God in Berwick. So many Ritchies customers contribute to the funding of these Wig Centres in many suburbs around Victoria through the Ritchies Community Benefits program.
Supervised by PPH the Wig Centre is operated solely by volunteers. We appreciate the generous donations of local groups and individuals and our many fundraising efforts are 100% directed to wigs and other items gifted to our many clients. PPH finance rent and insurance etc, allowing all of funds raised through the community to be used directly within the Wig Centre for wigs, wig nets, brushes, shampoo, conditioner and other materials.