An array of exotic hair-dos were on parade at Anderson’s Primary School yesterday as pupils and staff donned wigs to raise money for children and young people with cancer.
The Forres-based youngsters marked the launch of Wig Wednesday – an annual fundraising event for the charity Clic Sargent.
Every day, 10 children and young people are given the devastating news that they have cancer and many will lose their hair during treatment.
On Wednesday May 20, hundreds of people across the country will be sponsored to wear wigs for the day as they show support for children and young people with the disease.
This is the first time Anderson’s Primary School has taken part in Wig Wednesday, and the funds raised will go towards Clic Sargent’s Scotland Homes from Home Appeal, which provides accommodation for families while youngsters are receiving hospital treatment.
Mrs Gilbert, the acting head teacher said: “Our children’s choir sang at the Christmas carol concert and had learnt a bit about the charity.
“When we learnt about the event, we thought it would be a great way to support them.”
Mia Marrere, a P6 pupil, also had her hair cut in assembly for the Princess’s Trust.
The hair will be made into a wig to be worn by someone undergoing treatment for cancer.
Clic Sargent fundraising manager Peter Logie said: “Wig Wednesday is a great way to get together with your friends, work colleagues or community group to have fun with wigs while supporting children and young people with cancer.”