Getting wiggy with it for chairty

Colleagues from Lincolnshire Co-op will be letting fundraising go to their head as they swap normal hairstyles for outrageous wigs, to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, Lincolnshire Co-op’s charity of the year.

On Friday 31st July, staff members in food stores, pharmacies, post offices and travel branches across Lincoln and the rest of the Society’s trading area will be taking part. Customers are also encouraged to get involved. Outlets will be offering customers the opportunity to win prizes with a quiz sheet, which is available for a donation of just £1.

Get Wiggy With It is one of Teenage Cancer Trust’s biggest fundraising opportunities every year, with schools, businesses and individuals all welcome to join in. The initiative aims to raise awareness of the impact that chemotherapy can have, and allows people to stand in solidarity with teenagers with cancer.

As well as donning their wigs, colleagues from Head Office on Tentercroft Street will be being pushed through the streets of Lincoln in a unitainer (a large specialist trolley) collecting cash for the charity. Others will be taking part in an exercise bike challenge at the Society’s Food Distribution Centre on Doddington Road, while staff at Lincolnshire Co-op’s Pharmacy Warehouse close to Outer Circle Road will be attempting to surround the whole building with copper coins, which will then be donated.

Annmarie Carey, Corporate Account Manager for Teenage Cancer Trust said: “The funds raised will enable us to provide vital medical care from a specialist nurse for young people with cancer, as well as emotional and therapeutic support for their families and siblings.We’ll also be able to continue to give informative and empowering education talks about the signs and symptoms of cancer to 50,000 secondary school pupils across the country.”

To date, Lincolnshire Co-op has raised more than £28,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust.