HeadWrappers is a hair loss advisory service, focusing on alternatives to wigs and practical tips. Our aim is to help people look good and feel more confident about themselves as they undergo cancer treatments which may cause hair loss.
HeadWrappers was founded by a group of volunteers who originally worked as part of Breast Cancer Care’s Headstrong Team. When BCC withdrew this part of their service, Cris, Julie and Karyn felt that the service was an important one, and that there was a need for those who were experiencing hair loss to be fully supported at what could be a really distressing time. This is how HeadWrappers was formed. Click Here to find out more about our current services at Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre in Charing Cross Hospital; BMI Bishops Wood Hospital, Northwood; Gordon Survivorship Centre at Guys Hospital and The Macmillan Cancer Support Centre at the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.
Cristine Benn – Chair / Secretary
Cristine has many years of experience in managing and organising busy individuals and companies during her professional life. Cristine’s employment background is within the legal and banking sector and more recently she specialises in Trust administration and undertaking Trustee roles. Her personal interests are keeping fit, yoga, travel, gardening and running the local Flower Club.
Julie Ramsdale – Treasurer
Julie works for a local council and is experienced in project managing, liaising with the public and resolving conflicts. She has organised large public events as part of her career. Outside of work, Julie has been part of a team who have successfully produced annual music festivals, and other events, raising money for charity. Her personal interests are theatre, keeping fit, skiing and travel.
Karyn Kersley – Corporate Liaison / Fundraising
Karyn specialises in sales and marketing and regularly networks with corporations to promote HeadWrappers. Karyn has a varied voluntary work background, including the Samaritans, Foodbanks and being Chairperson for a Charity Ball successfully raising lots of funds for children’s charity. Her personal interests are travelling, theatre, pilates, yoga, walking, birdwatching and cooking.