A charity dinner took place on the evening of Wig Wednesday at the acclaimed Shelly’s restaurant, where 70 guests enjoyed an evening of food, fun and famous wigs.
The successful event was organised and run completely by the business students of Suffolk New College in association with the national business support network, Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE).
Sue Hall, founder and chair of the South Suffolk branch of WiRE, said: “WiRE has been so proud to support the business students for some years and this year they really worked hard to create a fantastic event which raised a brilliant amount of money.
“As our chosen charity, CLIC Sargent has benefitted from a grand total of almost £2,000 to support its vital work and make a real difference to families.”
Course leader Andrew Kellett said: “The students really did organise a fantastic evening of entertainment and the food created by the catering students was of the highest quality.”
Serenaded by student musician, Jordan Hay, guests enjoyed Buck’s Fizz before dining with Jack Sparrow, Marilyn Monroe, Cruella Deville, Slash and many more.
Wigs were kindly provided by Chuckles Fancy Dress Hire and served as funky props for tables as well as being greatly enjoyed by guests having their photo taken.
Business student Brandon Warren, compére of the evening, said: “We are so pleased to have set a new fundraising record and are really grateful for all the support of those who helped to organise and those who attended the evening.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “This was a truly wigtastic event and it was a privilege to work with these impressive young people.
“We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our fundraisers such as these great students and groups such as WiRE!”