Stars get new hairdos to support children with cancer

Celebrities have been wearing an array of colourful wigs to support this year's Wig Wednesday and raise money for children with cancer.

The event, organised by CLIC Sargent, a UK cancer charity offering support to young people and their families, is set to take place on May 21.

On Wednesday people across the country will be wearing wigs to raise money and show support for children and young people who may loose their hair during their treatment for cancer.

Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts, Paralympic gold medal winner Hannah Cockroft, and actor Larry Lamb are among the stars who have showed their support for the charity.

Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke posed in a curly blonde wig. Credit: CLIC Sargent

I had a marvellous time waltzing in my wig and I would definitely give my new look a ten.

Wig Wednesday is a wonderful campaign and I hope to see as many people as possible joining me on May 21 wearing gorgeous wigs to raise money for CLIC Sargent and support children and young people with cancer.

– Anton Du Beke
Team GB paralympian Hannah Cockroft showed her support in an electric blue wig. Credit: CLIC Sargent
Presenter Jake Humphreys wore a blonde full fringe to support Wig Wednesday. Credit: CLIC Sargent

I’ve seen the amazing work CLIC Sargent does looking after families coping with cancer and Wig Wednesday is the perfect way to raise some money while showing support for this fantastic charity and the children and young people it helps.

– Jake Humphreys
Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts wore a blue wig in preparation for Wig Wednesday. Credit: CLIC Sargent
Harry Hill showed his support by posing in his new orange afro hairdo. Credit: CLIC Sargent
Actor and radio talk-show presenter Larry Lamb posed in the studio wearing a cropped red hairdo. Credit: CLIC Sargent

I’ve tried out a lot of different looks in my acting career but I think this might be my best yet! I’m delighted to be taking part in CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday campaign.

– Larry Lamb
Radio DJ Dr Fox posed in a pink wig to show his support for CLIC Sargent. Credit: CLIC Sargent
British tennis player Laura Robson sported long red locks in her photoshoot for Wig Wednesday. Credit: CLIC Sargent

It was great fun taking part in Wig Wednesday and I loved having such a funky hairstyle.

I think CLIC Sargent’s Wig Wednesday is a fantastic campaign which will hopefully raise a lot of money and awareness about children and young people who are living with cancer.

– Laura Robson

Last year CLIC Sargent raised £22.26 million for children and young people with cancer.

CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical and emotional support to help children, young people and their families cope with cancer.