Staff at Lincolnshire Co-op will be letting fundraising go to their head this week as they swap normal hairstyles for outrageous wigs – and it’s all to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, Lincolnshire Co-op’s charity of the year
On Friday, July 31, staff members in food stores, pharmacies, post offices and travel branches across Lincolnshire will be taking part, donning glittery bobs, orange afros and more – and customers can get stuck in too.
Get Wiggy With It is one of Teenage Cancer Trust’s biggest fundraising opportunities every year, with schools, businesses and individuals all welcome to join in. The initiative aims to raise awareness of the impact that chemotherapy can have, and allows people to stand in solidarity with teenagers with cancer.
Caistor Food Store Manager Steve Landers said: “We’re really excited to put the fun in fundraising and encourage customers to dig deep for this brilliant cause.
“We’d love for people to drop by the store and take part in some of the activities we’ll have going on – if nothing else, they’ll get to see me in a silly wig!”
Outlets will be offering customers the opportunity to win one of three fabulous prizes with a quiz sheet, which is available for a donation of just £1. It will feature celebrities in wigs, which entrants will have to name correctly for a chance to win big.
All correct completed entries will go into a draw to win an Xbox One, £200 in Lincolnshire Co-op Travel vouchers or a hamper of lovely local goodies.
Annmarie Carey, Corporate Account Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “The funds raised will enable us to provide vital medical care from a specialist nurse for young people with cancer, as well as emotional and therapeutic support for their families and siblings.
“We’ll also be able to continue to give informative and empowering education talks about the signs and symptoms of cancer to 50,000 secondary school pupils across the country.”
To date, Lincolnshire Co-op has raised more than £28,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.