Staff at Nationwide's HQ don wigs for young cancer patients

The team at Nationwide Building Society’s head quarters in Swindon have become ‘hair-os’ to raise money for CLIC Sargent by taking part in Wig Wednesday.

Staff at Nationwide's HQ don wigs for young cancer patients

CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday 2016 saw people all over the UK join forces and don-a-new-do for the day to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.

Throughout the day the Nationwide wig-wearers weaved up support by playing games, creating a giant tombola in the office, baking wig-related cakes and playing ‘guess the weight of the wiggy-water melon’.

Funds flew in and a hair-raising £800 was raised from the event - enough to fund a CLIC Sargent Social Worker for a week. They meet with children and young people soon after diagnosis and help them understand and cope with the effects of cancer, through treatment and beyond.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald said: “I want to say a really big hair-raising, wig-waving thank you to the team at Nationwide Building Society, without your help, we couldn’t support thousands of children and young people in the UK who go through cancer treatment every day.

“You’re a cut above the rest!”

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager James McDonald on 0117 311 2639 or email: james.mcdonald@clicsargent.org.uk.

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