Saffery Champness staff wear wigs to benefit CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity

May 24th, 2013 by Saffery Champness

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Saffery Champness Guernsey staff participated in the national Wig Wednesday campaign for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent (please click image to expand – image courtesy of Saffery Champness)

Guernsey fiduciary firm Saffery Champness employees donned wigs on Wednesday 22 May 2013 in support of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The annual nationwide campaign has seen people across the UK wear wigs to raise vital funds and awareness for children with cancer and their families.

Wig Wednesday was set up in 2011 and has seen celebrity backing from the likes of actress and charity campaigner Joanna Lumley.

Belinda Netherton, Chair of CLIC Sargent Guernsey, said that it was really great to see so many Saffery’s staff joining in with the fundraising.

“Everyone from CLIC Sargent is continually blown away by the support from Saffery.”

“The firm’s financial as well as physical help has made a huge difference to our fundraising over the past year,” she said.

Lisa Vizia, Director of Saffery Champness, said “Wig Wednesday is a fun way of raising money that will hopefully draw people’s attention to the great work done by CLIC Sargent.”

Jane Torode, Sophie Marquis, Lisa Roberts, Joe Smale (front row) Lisa Vizia and Belinda Netherton donned wigs for the Wig Wednesday national CLIC Sargent children's cancer charity fund raising campaign

(left to right) Jane Torode, Sophie Marquis, Lisa Roberts, Joe Smale (front row) Lisa Vizia and Belinda Netherton donned wigs for CLIC Sargent’s children’s cancer charity national Wig Wednesday fund raising campaign (please click image to expand – image courtesy of Saffery Champness)

“I visited CLIC Haven in Southampton earlier this year and it was an amazing experience to see how they are helping families going through such a stressful time.”

“It costs a minimum of £55,000 to run the CLIC Haven House so it’s encouraging that we can help them run and support this fantastic facility,” she said.

The partnership of Saffery Champness with CLIC Sargent began in April 2012 and helped the charity to raise over £23,000 last year for the CLIC Haven ‘home from home,’ a house with room for up to five families, offering them free accommodation while their child is undergoing treatment at Southampton General Hospital.

 

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