On Wednesday May 21 people of all ages across the country will be wearing wigs to raise money and show support for children and young people who may lose their hair during their gruelling treatment for cancer.
Celebrities backing the appeal include Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton du Beke. BT TV presenter Jake Humphrey, Britain’s top female tennis player Laura Robson, Magic FM’s Neil Fox, actor and radio presenter Larry Lamb and double Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft.
Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke swapped his top hat for some fetching Daryl Hannah-inspired golden tresses. He said: “I had a marvellous time waltzing in my wig and I would definitely give my new look a ten!
“Wig Wednesday is a wonderful campaign and I hope to see as many people as possible joining me on May 21 wearing gorgeous wigs to raise money for CLIC Sargent and support children and young people with cancer.“
TV presenter and CLIC Sargent supporter Jake Humphrey loved posing at the BT studios with his long-haired look. He said: “I had a great time sporting a new look for Wig Wednesday and I’d love to see people of all ages across the whole country transforming their hairstyles for the day on May 21.
“I’ve seen the amazing work CLIC Sargent does looking after families coping with cancer and Wig Wednesday is the perfect way to raise some money while showing support for this fantastic charity and the children and young people it helps.”
Also wigging up was Laura Robson, Britain’s top female tennis player. She said: “It was great fun taking part in Wig Wednesday and I loved having such a funky hairstyle.
“I think CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday is a fantastic campaign which will hopefully raise a lot of money and awareness about children and young people who are living with cancer.”
Katie Turton, CLIC Sargent national fundraising campaigns manager said: “We think all the celebrities look amazing with their wigs on. Everyone really embraced the spirit of Wig Wednesday, which is all about having fun while showing support for children and young people going through cancer.
“Every day ten children and young people are diagnosed with cancer. CLIC Sargent is there to provide vital practical, emotional and financial support to those whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.”