My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Time to Get Wig-tastic!

I was spending some of my spare time surfing the web, as you do, and I came across this post about Wig Wednesday on Fancy Dress Ball. I’d never heard about this before so I decided to do some research.

Wig Wednesday is a fundraising event organised by CLIC Sargent, one of the UK’s leading children’s cancer charities. The fun part of the fundraiser is that those participating get to spend the day wearing a fun wig whilst raising money for a really great cause!
The campaign has gathered a lot of attention by the media, mainly thanks to the celebrity involvement within the campaign. Singer Ashley Roberts, actress Michelle Ryan and national treasure Joanna Lumley have all donned their wigs to promote the campaign and show the fun side of fundraising!
In an interview with the Express, Ashley Roberts expressed her excitement in taking part in the campaign, and was keen to highlight the great work done by CLIC Sargent, and the importance of raising money for children suffering with cancer.
The aim of the wig day is to highlight how not only the disease itself changes their lives, but the treatment does too. Many children suffer dramatic hair loss due to the aggressive but lifesaving treatment, and many feel more comfortable wearing a wig which helps reclaim some of their personal image.
There are over 750 companies and 100 schools registered to be involved with wig Wednesday, but it’s not too late for you to join in too! Grab the kids and your partner and choose some fun wigs to wear all day, for a really great cause!
Once you’ve picked your wigs, make sure you tweet @WigWednesday with pictures of you and your family wearing the wigs to show your support. This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to the effects of cancer, and if you have time and your child is of age – then it may be helpful for you to spend some time explaining this to your little one (delicately of course!).
Picture above belongs to CLIC Sargent.
Picture below belongs to The Hart of the Munchkin Patch!! We didn't have any amazing wigs to hand, so decided we would have some fun online editing our own!!

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