In 2012 Charlie handed over the reins to son Jason to look after the hair styling of wigs for all teenage cancer patients and young people referred to the company through the wig project ‘Hair 4 U’.
It all began in 2007, whilst styling the wig for a young cancer patient, that Charlie Miller became aware for the first time about the difficulties that young people had when losing their hair to cancer in getting a wig that was right for them. He also learned about the Teenage Cancer Trust – a fundraising charity devoted to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24.
That one conversation led to the launch in 2008 of a successful wig project called ‘Hair 4 U’ whose long term aim is to ensure every young person with cancer has the opportunity to have a stylishly cut, real hair wig absolutely free.The project has been such a success in Scotland that Charlie and the TCT have begun to spread it across the UK and there are participating salons now in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Wynyard, Leeds, Southampton, Winchester, St Albans, Birmingham, Cardiff, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Nottingham, Chester and Hull.
For more information about the Teenage Cancer Trust and to donate visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.