Oswestry School, Bellan House, has joined our fight for young lives against cancer by donning their wigs and raising more than £2,790.
The Oswestry School event was organised by Bellan House parent and cancer survivor, Catherine Pritchard. As well as collecting donations on the door and online, a raffle was organised with some fantastic prizes donated by local businesses.
The mother-of-two was diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer last April and since then has had chemotherapy and successful surgery.
Catherine said: “I asked for Bellan to help me organise a wig day because I wanted to raise awareness of cancer and of wigs (I wear one) and to encourage adults and children to ask ‘how are you’ and not be afraid to say the word ‘cancer’.
“I am keen for children and adults to see wigs as a positive part of recovery.”
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Oliver said: “It was such a great day and I really enjoyed meeting all the pupils with their wonderful wigs and talking to them about the work of CLIC Sargent and how we support young lives against cancer.
“It is such a fantastic amount that has been raised!”
Find out more
To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Anna Oliver on 01509 672395 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org