Charity wants fundraisers to get wiggy with it

WIG WEARERS ... South Tyneside Homes staff at Strathmore House in Jarrow get in on the act.
WIG WEARERS ... South Tyneside Homes staff at Strathmore House in Jarrow get in on the act.
Share this article

A CHARITY is urging South Tynesiders to use their heads and wear wigs to raise funds to help young cancer victims.

Cancer charity Clic Sargent will once again be hosting its annual Wig Wednesday campaign on May 20, and the borough’s schools, businesses and community groups are being urged to get in involved.

WIG WEDNESDAY ... bus driver Ken Ramsay supported the fundraising for CLIC Sargent last year.

WIG WEDNESDAY ... bus driver Ken Ramsay supported the fundraising for CLIC Sargent last year.

The charity is urging people to wear wigs and make donations towards the cost of its work, providing practical and emotional support for people aged up to 24 diagnosed with cancer.

Dee Taylor, an area fundraising manager for the charity, said: “We want as many people as possible to wear a wig for the day to show support for children and young people who may lose their hair through treatment for cancer.

“Wig Wednesday is a great opportunity to get together with colleagues, fellow pupils or friends and to have some fun with wigs while raising vital funds.”

Last year Ken Ramsay, a Stagecoach bus driver, wore a black wig as he travelled round the borough, and South Tyneside Homes staff at Strathmore House in Jarrow also got in on the act.

Clic Sargent can provide people with the materials needed to promote their Wig Wednesday events, and they can even buy a selection of fun wigs from the charity’s online shop.

To take part, visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday or call 0845 121 2492.

Twitter: @ShieldsGazVez