St Mary's Catholic First School goes the extra mile for Wig Wednesday

Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic First School in Dorset went the extra mile for Wig Wednesday by creating their very own wigs, raising £543 for children and young people with cancer.    

Students donning their self-made wigs on Wig Wednesday

Staff and children donned their self-made wigs for the event on 20 May to raise money for CLIC Sargent.

Following the event, the school's Parent Teacher Association increased the fundraising total by £500, meaning the school raised a whopping £543!

It was a great way to get the children involved in fundraising - we all really enjoyed supporting CLIC Sargent.

Administration officer Lucy O’Malley

Poppy, a pupil at the school, said: "We had lots of fun making our wigs for Wig Wednesday."

Thousands of people across the UK joined in on Wig Wednesday to raise funds and show support for children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair during treatment.

Dorset businesses participating in the event included Friary House Residential Care Home and the Admiral Hardy in Weymouth, among many others. 

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “We’re so pleased that local schools and businesses across the county are showing their support and have taken part in this year’s Wig Wednesday.

"We are delighted to have seen such an increase in participation, specifically across Dorset."

Wig Wednesday 2016

If you can’t wait for next year, or missed out this time, register for Wig Wednesday 2016 now and we’ll get in touch with you nearer the time.

Find out more

To find out how your school or business can help CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley on 01392 314 672 or email: