Wonderfully worthy wig wearing in West View

Staff at the West View Millennium surgery show off their colourful wigs.
Staff at the West View Millennium surgery show off their colourful wigs.

A GP surgery team got lots of laughs - and plenty of comments - after spending a whole day wearing wigs.

But the mane point of it was, the staff at the West View Millennium surgery in Hartlepool were raising hundreds of pounds for a children’s cancer charity during Wig Wednesday.

One woman walked to her local shop with her Mohican wig on and there were looks of disbelief

A huge array of hairpieces were on show yesterday, from a multi-coloured Mohican to a black and purple witch’s wig.

Office manager Claire Brown organised the whole thing and told how staff were getting plenty of comments - and glances - as they came in to work.

“One woman walked to her local shop with her Mohican wig on and there were looks of disbelief.

“The way it worked was, as soon as we left the house yesterday, we had to come to work with our wigs on.

“Some people had to take their children to work with them on and we all had to keep the wigs on until we went home at the end of the day.”

All of the staff were sponsored by friends and family for the day and Claire estimated that around £500 would be raised.

She added: “It is the first time we have done this but I don’t think it will be the last.

“I saw it advertised on social media and decided to do it. I think we will do it again.”

Wig Wednesday is a nationwide campaign run by the CLIC Sargent cause which is a cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. It provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope and helps families from the time of diagnosis onwards.

Statistics show ten children a day in the UK will be told they have cancer. Although eight in 10 will survive cancer, it is still the leading cause of death from a single disease among children and young people in the UK

CLIC Sargent research has shown two out of three parents built up debt to make ends meet as a result of their child’s cancer.

To find out more, visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/