Wig Wednesday: Get wiggy to support Kiwi kids with cancer this September!
Wear a wig, shave your head or style a funky hairdo on Wednesday 8 September 2021 to support tamariki with cancer and their whānau.
Every week in Aotearoa, three families are told the heartbreaking news that their child has cancer. The treatment these children undergo often means they need to brave the world with no hair.
You can show your support for these children and their whānau by taking part in Wig Wednesday this September. Simply wear a wig, shave your head or style a funky hairdo for a day, while raising funds and awareness for Child Cancer Foundation.
Your efforts will ensure that more kids and whānau impacted by childhood cancer are provided with the essential support they need, every step of the way.
Last year, 450 amazing schools, businesses and community groups helped raise over $240,000 for tamariki with cancer and their families on Wig Wednesday. In 2021, Child Cancer Foundation wants to beat that… but they’ll need your help!
The national event date is Wednesday 8 September, 2021, but you can choose any date that works for you. Just get wiggy!
Register today at wigwednesday.org.nz.
Wig Wednesday fundraising ideas
When it comes to fundraising, the more creative the better!
Below are some wigtastic ideas for raising money to support Kiwi kids with cancer.
Wiggy shared lunch. Everyone brings a plate of food and a donation along with a classic wig, dyed hair, crazy pigtails or a Mohawk.
Wig-making competition. Get your creative juices flowing and host a wig-making competition using only recycled materials.
A wiggy car wash. Have fun by pairing a good old car wash fundraiser with a wig for Wig Wednesday.
Find more awesome ideas at wigwednesday.org.nz.
How you can make a difference
Child Cancer Foundation connects each newly diagnosed family with a dedicated Family Support Coordinator, who provides them with one-to-one support in the specific areas they need it.
They don’t receive any funding from the government, so they rely on the generosity of Kiwis like you to help these tamariki and their whānau.
That’s why every donation to a Wig Wednesday fundraiser makes a difference – no matter how big or small! Here are some examples of how you could change the lives of tamariki with cancer and their whānau by taking part in Wig Wednesday this September: