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Wonderful wigs and colourful costumes for Poole's first Wig Walk
RUNNERS sporting rainbow afro wigs and Austin Powers lookalikes took to the streets near Poole Quay to raise money for Shine Cancer Support.
More than 60 runners and walkers plus hundreds of supporters took part in the first-ever Wig Walk which started and finished at Custom House.
Organisers estimate that the event has raised around £3,000 for the Dorset-based charity which provides a network for younger adults living with and beyond cancer.
The charitable event offered the option of a 10k run or 5km walk and the fastest runner clocked an impressive 45 minute time.
Organiser Emma Willis said: “The event has been absolutely amazing, we’ve been over-whelmed by the support. The idea came about because many people who suffer from cancer lose their hair during treatment, so we have tried to make wig-wearing a more positive experience.
“All the men looked especially funny, as they were dressed up as characters ranging from Austin Powers to the 118 boys. I saw rainbow afro wigs and long purple wigs, everyone just really got into the spirit of the event.”
The family-friendly event included live music and a complementary non-alcoholic finishing cocktail for those that take part in the event.
Shine Cancer Support provides tailored information and peer support for any young adults diagnosed with cancer through a range of activities including beach walks, getaways, workshops, online networking, and mentoring.
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