STAFF at Saffery Champness will be donning their wigs later on this month in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
Wig Wednesday, which takes place on 21 May, is an annual nationwide fundraising campaign that sees people across the UK wearing wigs to help raise vital funds and awareness for children with cancer and their families.
This event was set up in 2011 by CLIC Sargent UK and has seen celebrity backing from the likes of actress and charity campaigner Joanna Lumley.
Local firm Saffery Champness takes part in this fundraising day due to its partnership with CLIC Sargent Guernsey, which began some two years ago.
Director of the firm, Lisa Vizia, said: “Last year’s Wig Wednesday was a really great day; not only did it raise a lot of money for this fantastic charity but it also produced a lot of smiles in the office.
“Our staff really went to town last year – we certainly saw them in a different light.
“Wearing a wig in the office all day is a really fun way of raising money as well as drawing people’s attention to the great work done by CLIC Sargent. I really hope that other businesses and individuals will join us on 21 May to help raise as much money as possible for this extremely worthy charity,” she said.
Chair of CLIC Sargent Guernsey, Belinda Netherton, said: “We are continually blown away by the support from Saffery. The firm’s financial as well as physical support has made a huge difference to our fundraising over the past two years.”
Saffery Champness has helped the charity raise more than £50,000 for the CLIC Haven ‘home from home,’ a house with room for up to five families, offering them free accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment at Southampton General Hospital.
More information: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/content/wig-wednesday-0