The Folkestone Academy presents The Wig Wiggle for Wig Wednesday

Staff and pupils from Folkstone Acadamy took part in CLIC Sargent's Wig Wednesday, raising an impressive £550 in support of children and young people with cancer, and their families.

Top fundraisers Jade and Chloe with Fundraising Manager Hannah and music teacher Owen Mitchell

Students and teachers at the Academy came to school wearing a wig of their choice in return for sponsorship from family and friends.

Mr Mitchell, the music teacher at the Academy, organised the event and set up a competition for students to win a prize for the most amount of money raised.

Along with the fundraising event, the Academy’s communication team created a ‘Wig Wiggle’ video to raise awareness of the charity.

Emma Jones, Communications and Events Officer at the school said: “The Folkestone Academy is very proactive when it comes to raising money for the charity.

"The Wig Wednesday event was perfect for us as it helps us to engage our students and lets them have fun while talking about important issues such as cancer.”

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Hannah Auer said: “Thank you to The Folkestone Academy for raising over £550 for CLIC Sargent and for producing such a fantastic video of their 'Wig Wiggle'.”

Find out more

To find out how you and your school can help support CLIC Sargent, please contact Hannah Auer on 01273 573 848 or email: