Comedian Harry Hill has swapped his signature smooth top for outrageous ginger locks to launch this year’s Wig Wednesday campaign for children and young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
On 21 May thousands of people across the country will be donning wigs for the day and making donations to CLIC Sargent.
As well as raising funds, Wig Wednesday shows support for children and young people who often lose their hair through cancer treatment, which can last up to three years.
Harry Hill said: “I think Wig Wednesday is such a fantastic idea and hopefully it can raise a lot of money for CLIC Sargent’s work supporting children and young people with cancer.
“I was delighted to help out by posing in a wig and it was great fun. It would be wonderful to see people joining in on Wig Wednesday itself on 21 May.”
Funds raised from the campaign will go towards CLIC Sargent’s work providing emotional, financial and practical support for children, young people and their families whose lives have been turned upside-down by cancer.
Fundraising Campaigns Manager Katie Turton said: “We think Harry looks fantastic with his new hairstyle and we’re delighted he’s joined in to launch this year’s Wig Wednesday campaign.
“Every day ten children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer and CLIC Sargent is here to provide vital support from diagnosis onwards. Wig Wednesday is a great opportunity for schools, businesses, universities and communities to get involved and raise money while having fun with wigs.”
If Harry’s new look has inspired you to wig-up on 21 May, you can find out more at www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday or call 0845 1212 492.
Wig Wednesday 2014 is being sponsored by MFS Investment Management.