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Janice Drummond, Kristi Hall and Shona Nicolson taking part in Wig Wednesday last year.

A HOST of colourful wigs will brighten up many workplaces in Lerwick and Scalloway later this month as various businesses and individuals take part in this year’s ‘Wig Wednesday’ to support children and young people who have cancer.

They will join hundreds throughout the country who are being sponsored to don wigs for the charity CLIC Sargent’s annual fundraiser.

Funds raised on Wednesday 20 May will go towards the charity’s work, and also offers a chance for people to show support for those who may lose their hair due to cancer treatment.

Staff at the Lerwick branch of Santander will be trying out new hairstyles and selling homebakes, while Mandy Ridland of LFT said the company had “great fun” taking part last year and raising £700.

A pub quiz will be held in the Lerwick Legion on the Wednesday night, with the chance to win £100 prize money donated by a local company.

Ridland and Debbie Main, who are carrying out fundraising on behalf of CLIC Sargent in Shetland, said they were delighted that LFT, Jamiesons of Lerwick, The Soap Shop, Santander, the Bank of Scotland, Sandwick Social Club, J.G. Rae’s, The Clydesdale Bank, Harry’s Toy shop, the Havly Café, Buildbase, Northwards, Sharp Image, Scalloway Motors, M&Co, SIC Ferries and a group at the NHS in Montfield had already agreet to take part.

“We can’t wait to see everone’s new colourful hairdos,” they said, adding: “It’s not too late to get involved in this year’s Wig Wednesday. Don’t mullet over, sign up today!”

Every day ten children and young people are given the devastating news that they have cancer, and all the proceeds from Wig Wednesday will go towards CLIC Sargent’s work in providing vital practical, emotional and financial support for families whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.

Anyone who wants to find out more or sign up is urged to call (01595) 695123 or visit www.clicsargent.org.uk/wigwednesday.

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