Stylish headwear kindly donated to Ayrshire Hospice hairdressing salon

Stylish headwear kindly donated to Ayrshire Hospice hairdressing salon

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Monika Reichelt

Sewing Bee of Future Textiles at Dumfries House have generously donated their hand-made turbans to the Ayrshire Hospice which will be used by the Headwayr service within the hospice hairdressing salon. Emma Farrell and Christine Wilson from Cumnock, who are enthusiastic members of the Sewing Bee, made the turbans with patients’ comfort in mind using soft fabrics and practical design. The turbans make an excellent addition to the selection of attractive head wear available to hospice patients experiencing or anticipating treatment-induced hair loss.

Emma Farrell said: “We are very happy to have been part of the Sewing Bee and having improved our skills greatly, we decided to give something back by taking on a project that would benefit a local charity. When our tutor, Ashleigh Lindsay suggested we should make turbans for patients experiencing hair loss, we thought it would be an excellent idea to donate them to the Ayrshire Hospice as it is a charity very well known to all of us. When we visited the hospice to hand over the turbans to the hairdressing salon we were very impressed with the facilities and we are happy to contribute to such worthy cause”.

Jacqui Cameron, the hospice hairdresser said: “I would like to thank the members of the Sewing Bee for their kind donation; especially Christine Wilson and Emma Farrell and lecturer Ashleigh Lindsay. The turbans are beautifully designed and I am sure our patients will benefit greatly from wearing them.

The Sewing Bee is part of The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House Trust’s Future Textiles initiative, which aims to raise awareness of employment opportunities within the textiles industry and teach textile-related skills to people in Scotland. HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay had the chance to admire the Sewing Bee’s handiwork in person during his recent visit to the Ayrshire Hospice on 21st December.