Exeter City calling on fans and businesses to support CLIC Sargent on Wig Wednesday
Players at Exeter City got together as they were about to leave for their final match against Chesterfield to support Wig Wednesday for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
Players bravely ‘got their wigs on’ in aid of this one-day charity event that is taking place on 22nd May and are encouraging their fans, local business and schools to wear a wig for the day and make a donation to CLIC Sargent.
Every day, ten children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. The gruelling, often life-saving cancer treatment can last up to three years and frequently leads to children and young people losing their hair.
Wig Wednesday gives people the opportunity to show their support for these children and young people by wearing a wig and raising money for CLIC Sargent.
Sarah Shaw, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager for Devon said: “Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening experience for many reasons. One particularly upsetting aspect of the journey is hair loss and having to wear a wig. This initiative is designed for people to show that they care about the children and young people who go through this experience, while also fundraising to support them.
“We are delighted that the players at Exeter City have decided to show their support for Wig Wednesday and hope that many of their fans follow their lead.
“It is a really fun and simple way to raise funds for the children and young people we support, and every pound you raise will help CLIC Sargent offer vital emotional, practical and financial support to children and young people with cancer and their families.”
Exeter forward Alan Gow said: “It is a pleasure to try to help such a worthy cause and we hope all our fans and the businesses in the area will try to help as well.”
Bruce Henderson, the club’s Business Development Manager, said: “Having lost my own hair long ago and having also had cancer, I really think this is a great idea by CLIC Sargent to show support for the children. We hope the fans and businesses in the area will join in the fun and try to raise some cash for the charity as well.”