Wig Wednesday for cancer charity taking place in Suffolk
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Networking group getting Muddy and wiggy for young cancer patients
Local business people belonging to the prominent networking group, Avanti, are set to take on their 3rd Insane Terrain Mud Challenge in Woodbridge on May 22 for children and young people’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.
It’s set to be a busy month for the networking group which has monthly meetings in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds as they have once again pledged to get wiggy with it throughout the month of May.
Wig Wednesday is CLIC Sargent’s annual event when thousands of fundraising heroes across the UK wear wacky wigs to work, school or college and make a donation to support children and young people with cancer.
Bringing bold new looks to the popular meetings an estimated 80 businesses will be donning weird and wacky wigs and fundraising in support of children and young people with cancer, many of whom lose their hair as a result of life-saving treatment.
Director of The Avanti Group (UK) Ltd, Victoria Sharp said:“This is our favourite time of the year: we get to roll around in the mud at Insane Terrain and have great fun at every networking meeting throughout the month, where we’ll all be wearing some amazing wigs for this brilliant cause!
“This will be our largest ever Avanti team taking on the mud challenge with no less than 20 businesses signed up to take part.”
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“We continue to support CLIC Sargent each year because their nurses and social workers do an amazing job supporting children, young people and their families with cancer through the hardest of times, and we want to do our bit too!
Local CLIC Sargent fundraising manager, Daisy Turner said: “Victoria and all the businesses who belong to Avanti show CLIC Sargent a huge amount of support and we’re really thrilled they’re taking part in Wig Wednesday again – May is the prefect time for any business who hasn’t come to a meeting to make a visit - it’s great fun!”
“CLIC Sargent is there to support children and young people with cancer, as well as their families, every step of the way. But we can’t do it without the support of our brilliant fundraisers, such as Avanti”
“By signing up for Wig Wednesday on 25 May you can help to change things for the better for thousands of children and young people with cancer – so get involved!”
To find out more about Wig Wednesday and to request a fundraising pack visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday or call 08451 212 492
About childhood cancer
Every day, 10 children and young people in the UK hear the shocking news they have cancer. Treatment normally starts immediately, is often given many miles from home and can last for up to three years. Although survival rates are over 80%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children and young people in the UK.