Wigs out at Chichester care home for charity


CARE home staff and residents donned wigs to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

Marriott House and Lodge, in Chichester, took part in the national CLIC Sergant event last Wednesday.

The charity supports children and young people with cancer and the day encouraged people to raise money by wearing a creative wig.

And the staff and residents at Marriott House and Lodge did just that.

Residents, their relatives and staff all got involved with the spirit of Wig Wednesday and adorned themselves with a variety of wigs and silly hairpieces.

From handmade professional wigs to fancy dress shop wigs, the housekeeping team took it to another level, wearing mops on their heads.

Theresa Shell, general manager at Marriott House and Lodge care home, said: “This has been a huge amount of fun and sparked a lot of conversations and so much laughter in the home.

“The residents love to have fun and it brought back many memories of silly and astounding things they did for charity in the past.”

One resident at the home said: “We have 
some wonderful carers who really know how to lift our spirits and they aren’t afraid to look a bit daft to entertain us.

“It is so lovely to raise money for the children in such a fun way.”