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Alton opticians don wigs for donations

22 October, 2014
Amy, Lee, Leanne, Katie, Debbie and Lorraine

Weird and wonderful wigs were worn by staff at a Specsavers Alton in May to raise money for young person’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

'Wig Wednesday'

Staff participated in this year’s ‘Wig Wednesday’ campaign on 21 May by hosting a week of fundraising activities that included a raffle for a luxury hamper, with all donations going to the charity. The ‘Wig Wednesday’ campaign began life in 2011 and was launched this year by comedian Harry Hill who is swapping his smooth top for ginger locks. The event takes place one Wednesday in May each year and in 2013 more than £120,000 was raised by 30,000 participants across the UK.

Lee Johnston, Specsavers Alton store director says: ‘Every day children and young people around the country will hear the shocking news that they have cancer. ‘Wig Wednesday’ was a fantastic opportunity to raise money and increase awareness of the young people whose lives are affected by cancer.

Luxury food hamper giveaway

‘CLIC Sargent is an amazing charity, and our staff were extremely happy to be involved and raise over £120. Congratulations to Mrs Murrell, the lucky winner of our luxury food hamper, and thank you to all our customers who popped in throughout the week and joined in our fundraising.’

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