Getting wiggy with it for Child Cancer

Star Media staff have donned their wigs to raise money for a very worthy cause – and we are urging you to as well.

Wig Wednesday is held to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation, which provides personalised support for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Participants just need to wear a wig and donate here.

  • Wear a wig and win! Take photos of yourself, your school or business taking part in Wig Wednesday and send them to

 Star Media publishes The Star, six community newspapers, magazines, including Style, Kiwi Gardener and Rugby News, and has a website

Star Media director Charlotte Smulders, who organises the annual Child Cancer Foundation Christmas Party, said Wig Wednesday would raise much needed funds.

“Child Cancer Foundation is an essential and amazing support service for families going through their cancer journey,” she said.

“I think this is a unique and fun way to support them, and it brings the Star Media team together for a great cause.”

In last year’s Wig Wednesday, businesses, schools, community groups and individuals donned their wigs to raise more than $90,000.

“We’re hoping to build on those numbers again this year. It’s so much fun and easy for people to participate; simply don a wig and make a donation,” Child Cancer Foundation national commercial manager Jo Clark said.

Every week more than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer.

The Child Cancer Foundation receives no direct funding from the Government, so relies on the generosity of the public, and events such as this.

Those who send in the best photos will receive a free double pass to Hoyts. We have 10 double passes to give away.

If you would like to donate to the cause click here.

Winners will need to be able to pick up the tickets at 359 Lincoln Rd.

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