The woodworking skills of a South West Men’s Shed have been put to use for a service that provides wigs and head dresses for women undergoing cancer treatment. The Leschenault Men’s Shed offered its hardware skills for free to increase the inventory space of Cancer Council WA’s Bunbury-based wig service, which will also allow women to preview an array of head dresses before wearing them. Dot’s Place Bunbury centre coordinator Caroline Norrish said the additional free-standing storage would enable the service to increase its capacity for wigs, turbans and scarves. “Since moving into Dot’s Place Bunbury in 2012, Cancer Council WA has run a wig service here which is accessed by people living with cancer in the Bunbury and Greater South West,” she said. “With limited capacity to store and display wigs and other headwear in our centre, (we are) so grateful to everyone involved from the Men’s Shed who has helped support those living with cancer in the local community.” Wig service volunteer Sue Suckling said women who needed to use the service could be timid around facing the reality of losing their hair through cancer treatment. “(The service) is a library; patients take out what they need, use it for as long as they want to and then bring it back,” she said. “Quite often if they’ve got a long-term treatment they will want to change and switch them out.” Leschenault Men’s Shed president Paul Fonck said the group was thrilled to be able to help the centre and the project only took a couple of days to complete. “It was an honour to be involved and we look forward to helping out where we can in the future,” Mr Fonck said. Cancer Council WA has run its wig service in the Bunbury area for more than 10 years. The service is free of charge for people receiving treatment for cancer.