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Crazy hair worn to raise cash for Hospicecare
WIGS, beehives and crazy colours were all the order of the day as schools and businesses took part in Wacky Hair for Weldmar Hospicecare.
Now in its third year, the annual event sees people doing crazy things with their hair and making donations to the charity.
Weldmar Hospicecare not only provides three hospices but also community nurses and support to patients and family diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting diseases.
The charity needs to raise £10,000 a day to keep going.
Charity mascot Weldbaa visited those taking part in the event at Scallywags children’s care centre in Weymouth.
The children had done their hair in bunches and ribbons and put different colours in their hair.
Manager at Scallywags, Charlotte Kinghorn, said that some of the wackiest ideas had been a bird’s nest, hair with cupcakes in and one person had even styled their hair into a wave and put a toy surfer in it.
She said: “Everyone had a great day. The children and parents did really well. It’s great to be able to support such a great cause.”
Prizes were given to staff member Anna Marie Gill who styled her hair with a rainbow wig and flashing light-up headband. Pupils Bella and Myla were given awards for their hair, which was styled with ribbons, bunches, pipe cleaners and feathers.
At the Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester staff sported brightly coloured wigs, including everything from a rainbow Mohawk and blue and purple bunches to an Amy Winehouse-style beehive and Weldbaa even dressed up in a red feather boa wig.
Community fundraiser for Weldmar Verity Bayley said the day was a great way to raise awareness about what the charity did in a really fun way.
She said it was important to remember that the work of the charity wasn’t limited to the hospice buildings and that they had community nurses and therapists in the community.
She said: “We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part.”
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