Miss Wigs
We did it
On 15th August 2018 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporters in 28 days

I want to create a social business that combines my passion for wig making, with my passion for preventing youth homelessness.

by Sophia Coker in Birmingham, West Midlands, England


I want to provide opportunities for young people seeking a career in wig making and to build confidence in themselves. 

My ultimate aim was to help youngsters break into a highly competitive industry while offering handmade wigs to women experience hair-loss due to ill health. The social impact will support everyone involved. 

Miss Wigs is a collaborative creative approach to tackling the complex reasons that cause homelessness for young people. all the young people on Miss Wigs courses - will often experiencing difficulties with employment, confidence building, anger management, housing, and substance misuse.  My CIS will offer wig making training, work experience, confidence building, anger management, housing support, drug awareness and on-going mentoring so they can achieve their goals.

This in turn provides genuine career opportunities, increased self-belief and any additional support identified that can prevent homelessness. 

Setting and achieving of small goals, ensuring these young people can build a future for themselves. Employment opportunities and income levels have been a key factor in the growth of youth homelessness and this is why I will expose the young people to as many opportunities as part of their experience.

I also intend on working with organisations like shelter, YMCA, St Basils to identify young people that would like experience and training in the art of wig making.  

My personal reward is that, the wigs created will be sold through the NHS to individuals experience hair loss and, they will know that money generated from the wigs will go back to invest in the young people. Money raised will also be used to offer small grants to young entrepreneurs with a great idea. 

I also currently live Birmingham and have grown up in a neighbourhood called Handsworth, which encapsulates the lozells and East Handsworth ward. The area has had issues such as race riots, homelessness and on-going gang violence ; High unemployment, as a result of low self-esteem and lack of opportunities being accessed. Young people are lacking access to advice, guidance and creative opportunities, so a project like this would be very difference to Birmingham. 

The wigs that will be available privately and through medical exceptions will  sustain the business and training. The majority of women rely on wigs because of hair loss so their is always business available. I can also charge for the after care of the wigs. I also intend on applying for other funding opportunities. 

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

Free wigs

I will offer two free wigs to woman with cancer

Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £55 million for bright ideas and good causes.