Pupils and teachers at Thornhill Primary School in Shildon took part in CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday on the 22 May 2013 to show support to a pupil recently diagnosed with cancer.
10 year old Sophie Foster was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in February 2013. Her teachers and classmates wanted to take part in Wig Wednesday to help raise money for CLIC Sargent which is helping support Sophie through her cancer treatment.
Wig Wednesday is CLIC Sargent’s new, national fundraising event that encourages schools, workplaces and friends to wear a wig for the day to raise money and show support for children and young people with cancer, like Sophie, who often lose their hair as a result of treatment.
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager, Dee Tyler visited the school prior to the event to talk to the pupils about how the money they raise will help children and families like Sophie’s.
She said: “We are delighted that the pupils and staff at Thornhill decided to show their support for children and young people with cancer like Sophie by getting involved. Every pound they raise will help CLIC Sargent offer vital emotional, practical and financial support to children and young people with cancer and their families.”
Sophie’s mother, Paula, said: “I think Wig Wednesday is a fantastic idea and a great way to raise funds for CLIC Sargent, so I’m delighted that Sophie’s school is getting involved with it.
“Both Thornhill and CLIC Sargent have been so supportive of us since Sophie’s diagnosis in February, and it’s great that they are working together to raise money and awareness on Wig Wednesday.”
To find out more about CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday or to find out how you can get involved, please visit our Wig Wednesday page.
For more information
For more information, please contact our Wig Wednesday team on 0845 121 2492 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.