Big wig bonanza pulls in the pounds for charity

TOUPEE or not toupee, that was the hair-raising question put to punters who pitched up at Corkers Wine Bar where a Wig Wednesday event was recently held.

THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH – fundraisers rally round donning wigs of all shapes and shades
THE HAIR BEAR BUNCH – fundraisers rally round donning wigs of all shapes and shades

Most who showed up at the West Byfleet venue joined in the fun and kept their hair on to raise funds for the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Wild wigs in bright blues, pastel pinks, raunchy reds, purples and orange… you name it, hair of all adventurous styles, shades and designs dominated the bar adorned in the charity’s magenta balloons.

A barbeque, auction, raffle, cake sale and a Best Wig competition helped raise an amazing £2,400 for CLIC Sargent. Steve Brown, who instigated the event, said: “ I am overwhelmed by the generosity and community spirit that has made the night a great success, raising £2,400 for a charity very close to my heart.”

Charlotte Powell, who helped with the fundraising, said: “It makes me feel so very proud of my village, coming together as a community to raise vital funds. Thanks go to residents and local businesses who rallied round to donate prizes, free coffee, restaurant vouchers, signed sportswear and some amazing golf and race days.

GETTING A WIG-GLE ON – punters have fun
GETTING A WIG-GLE ON – punters have fun

Hannah Auer, charity Fundraising Manager, added: “It was fantastic to see the amazing wigs and we’re so pleased everyone had fun while raising money for the children and young people we support.

“Every day 10 children and young people are given the devastating news they have cancer. All the money raised by Wig Wednesday goes towards providing vital emotional, practical and financial support for families coping with cancer.”

Hundreds of people nationwide took part in Wig Wednesday, sponsored by MFS Investment Management with Wig Partner party stockist Smiffys.

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