Canine capers as dogs get wiggy with it

With Wig Wednesday just two weeks away, staff and dogs at Suffolk Canine Creche are getting ready to don their hair-raising creations in a special 'Wig Week' in support of the CLIC Sargent campaign.

Canine capers as dogs get wiggy with it

Beginning 23 May and continuing throughout the week, every dog and member of staff at the creche will be photographed showcasing a funky new hairstyle.

Candace Rose, owner of Suffolk Canine Creche , whose business now boasts more than 400 dogs per week, said: “If every dog coming to crèche for that week donated just £1, we would already be at £400.

"This amount could pay for a family to stay in a CLIC Sargent Home from Home for almost two weeks where families can be close to their child at hospital. So every penny really does count!”

Suffolk Canine Creche recently launched its in-house dog grooming parlour, so that staff will be on-hand to style and trim the wigs to the dogs’ specifications.

Get wiggy with it

Candace and her team are now encouraging other people and businesses to get involved in the fun of Wig Wednesday to support children and young people with cancer.

Candace said: “Many children will have to wear a wig during their treatment, and what better way to raise money and show empathy for them than for us all to get wiggy with it!

“If you’re a fan of our Facebook photos, we hope you’ll dig deep and donate by texting PUPS65 to 70070 because CLIC Sargent’s Nurses and Social Workers do an amazing job and they need our support.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “CLIC Sargent is there to support children and young people with cancer, as well as their families, every step of the way.

"But we can’t do it without the support of our brilliant fundraisers – including those of the canine variety!”

Show support

To show your support for Suffolk Canine Creche in support of CLIC Sargent, please visit its official JustGiving page or simply text PUPS65 to 70070.

Find out more

To find out how you can organise your own event for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or email: