A host of Britain’s best known and most well-loved celebrities have donned wigs and joined forces to feature in ‘Wig Wednesday’, a fundraising campaign for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.
The individual portraits, which were captured by world renowned photographer Rankin, include household names such as award-winning Acorn Antiques actress Celia Imrie, former EastEnders and celebrity Big Brother star, Natalie Cassidy, British actor, Robert Glenister and The Only Way Is Essex’s Frankie Essex amongst its famous faces.
Commenting on the launch of the ‘Wig Wednesday’ campaign, Natalie Cassidy said, “I’ve had so much fun playing around with my look for Wig Wednesday and, as a mum, the fact that it’s to help children and young people in the UK with cancer makes it even more worthwhile. I love the idea behind the campaign– I know my friends would love to don a cool new look for the day and if we can raise money for CLIC Sargent at the same time then even better.”
The charity urged the public to wear a wig across yesterday and make a donation to help CLIC Sargent reduce the impact of childhood cancer. It was hoped that millions of people across the UK would take part in the fun and ‘get wiggy with it’ for the day.
Further celebrity support for the campaign came from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’s, Jessica Jane Clements and socialite Tara Palmer Tomkinson.
Every pound raised goes towards the emotional, practical and financial support the charity offers to young cancer patients and their families.
It isn’t too late to show your support, you can find out more by calling 0845 1212 492 or visiting their website here
[Written by Lynn Swift]