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Opticians don wigs to support children's cancer

02 June, 2014
Katy Roberts, Joe Davies, Sophie Michael, Felicity Kaine, Tim Rowe, Dominic Hancock, Nic Edwards and Meg Gibbs

Staff at Cardiff's Specsavers on Queen Street have taken part in ‘Wig Wednesday’ to raise funds for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, by wearing a range of wacky wigs at the store.

CLIC Sargent

The Cardiff store raised more than £80 in one day for the campaign through customer donations and raffle tickets. Wig Wednesday is a national campaign that recognises the effects of gruelling cancer treatment, which often leads to children and young people losing their hair.

Inspirational campaign

James Deavall, director said: ‘Wig Wednesday is an inspirational campaign and was something that we wanted to lend our support to.

‘Every member of staff who wore a wig donated to the cause, and it was great to see our customers taking an interest in the store’s activity and offer their support to the fundraising effort.

‘We welcome children into our store on a daily basis, thankfully most of them are healthy youngsters. But occasionally we deal with children and young people who are, unfortunately, seriously ill. Being diagnosed with cancer is an extremely traumatic experience whatever your age, and we’re always keen to show our support whenever we can.’

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