This year Cirencester College took part in Wig Wednesday, raising over £750 for young cancer patients in the UK.
Karen Bell, head of library, learning skills and support, championed Wig Wednesday to her colleagues and a group of staff, who wore wigs all day on 25 May.
Supporting CLIC Sargent
Karen said: “Last year my youngest granddaughter Myah, aged just 11 months, was critically ill with a brain tumour. Following gruelling treatment and surgery she is now cancer free. I have set myself a target of raising at least £250 every year for CLIC Sargent.
“This is an amazing charity that provides fantastic support. For example, they fund a house that my son, his partner and my other granddaughter stayed in, just behind Bristol Children’s hospital. This meant that once Myah was more stable they could have some family time away from the hospital whilst being only moments away.
“It meant I could help more by having my eldest granddaughter during the week getting her to playgroup and keeping her life as normal as possible, but getting a few days off at the weekend!”
Without CLIC Sargent’s support thousands of families will go through a cancer journey alone. Help CLIC Sargent be there for families when they need it most, because life doesn’t stop when you’re diagnosed with cancer.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Caroline Marshall said: “It was wonderful to see Cirencester College getting Wiggy to support young cancer patients.
“The staff in the Learning Support and Sports departments really embraced the day and did a fantastic job fundraising and raising awareness of the cause. Thank you very much to everyone who donated.”