It’s the second year that Wig Wednesday has been held as a fundraiser for the Child Cancer Foundation, and it seems to be catching on.
Several Hibiscus Coast Primary Schools, and Orewa College, were among more than 300 businesses, schools, community groups and individuals nationwide who registered to take part. Teachers and students donned colourful hairdos, with Orewa College raising $800 and Dairy Flat School around $500 for the cause.
Constable Brian Ward of Whangaparaoa also got in on the act, visiting a class at Red Beach School and taking photos back to show the kids at Ronald McDonald House that they have support. As well as being school community officer, Constable Ward is, together with his sidekick puppet police dog Bobby, an ambassador for Kidz First Children’s Hospital and says he jumped at the opportunity to help sick kids.
“They can be in hospital for months, and I have been to a couple of funerals as well and it’s heartbreaking. Anything we can do is a bonus.”
Wig Wednesday was officially held on June 21, but schools held it on various Wednesdays last month. All the money went to the Child Cancer Foundation, which supports children with cancer and their families.
Donations can still be made, www.childcancer.org.nz
From left, Luther Marks and Andrew Lucas
Orewa College’s McLaren house prefects turned heads on Wig Wednesday. Inset, from left, prefects Alex Kirby and Tom Anderson had their heads shaved by Lee Chivell from His Place, which they agreed to do if they exceeded their $500 fundraising target.