On Monday, Trevor was featured in the Daily mail as part of an interview (with Alasdair Glennie) to discuss his charity MyNewHair:
He (Trevor) insists that giving women back their is as vital as the work of doctors and nurses. ‘Hair is one thing that is always on show. I’ve heard lots of women say they’d rather lose their breasts than their hair. I was quite shocked when I first heard this. But when I thought about it, you put clothes on, you cover yourself up. Cancer is invisible until you lose your hair.
His charity MyNewHair offers free consultations to cancer patients and trains other hairdressers to cut wigs into convincing and fashionable shapes. He added ‘If you see a woman walking down the street with no hair, you don’t think of alopecia….you think she’s got cancer. And when someone knows you have cancer they treat you completely different. Most people don’t know what to say, so they don’t say anything.
Sorbie says he has helped ‘thousands’ of women so far, including one patient who wanted to look good for her wedding hours before she died in a hospice bed.
He decided to set up his charity after helping his sister-in-law Janice with a wig in 2005. He said ‘She wanted a wig to look attractive to my brother. When I put it on, it didn’t look great. So I customised it and when she looked in the mirror she burst out crying with tears of joy’