Pink Wig Riders – Raising Money

Pink Wig Riders – Raising Money

Fundraising

May 15th 2015. My Mum, Sally Hicks-Wood passed away from Breast Cancer. It came suddenly after only being diagnosed with a recurrence 2 weeks earlier. Breast Cancer affects everyone in some way, whether it is direct family or close friends. everybody knows somebody. 

For a long time I have wanted give something back and to challenge myself at the same time. I also aim to raise as much money as possible. So along with my two good friends Ryan Kitchener and Stefan Churcher we have decided to do the Prudential Ride London 2018. It is a 100 miles long. most definitely a step out of the comfort zone.

(L-R) Ryan, Chris and Stefan

We have decided to do the ride in support of the Falmouth based, Pink Wig Events. The Pink Wiggers has been going since 2009 and have raised just short of £100,000 for charity. Their aim is to support funds for vital research projects and to provide the best care for cancer patients in Cornwall. Pink Wig Events was started by my Mum (Sally) and are now run by an amazing group of 5 people led by Emma Kent.

We are committed to doing what we do for our children, their children and their children. Breast Cancer will be eradicated one day and hopefully myself, Ryan and Stefan can contribute to the amazing work these charities are doing.

We need all of our friends, family, and acquaintances to donate, even if it is £1. All of the money is going to such an important cause and you can donate right here.

Thank You

Chris, Ryan & Stefan

Important Information

Important Information

Fundraising News

With just days to go until Pink Wig Night 2016 we thought we would put together some helpful and important information about the night to make sure we can all have the best night possible!

Tickets and Tees:

Tickets and t-shirts are still being sold at the Falmouth Week Box Office, Bow Accessories, Fat Willy’s Surf Shack and Tava in Falmouth as well as in Tanya’s Courage Charity Shop in Penryn. Remember that tickets are no longer available to purchase from the website.

Don’t leave it too late, they’re flying out! The t-shirts are available in a range of sizes and cost just £10 each with all proceeds coming straight to Pink Wig Events.

 

Choose Pink!

We’re hoping to turn Falmouth pink in the run up to the event on Friday 5th August. We’ve had great support so far with local businesses volunteering to wear wigs, pink clothes and decorate their windows.

Turn your shop window pink for the week or simply wear a pink wig or pink clothes on the day of the event… every bit of pink helps! We would love it if you could get your colleagues involved and help us to get Falmouth on the map!

 

Cocktails:

Arguably one of the most important parts of the night… our infamous pink wig cocktails!

We LOVE a cocktail, especially if we know that the proceeds go straight to charity, so we are thrilled to announce that we will have a cocktail bar this year! All the takings from the cocktail bar and the bubbly bar come straight to us so make sure you head that way to buy your drinks for the night ladies!

The cocktails this year have a bit of a booby theme, we hope you love them as much as we do:

Betty Boob – Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice

Mabel Moob – Coconut Rum, Creme de Fraise, Apple Juice, Lime Juice

Titties Chocolate Orange – White Chocolate Liqueur, Triple Sec, Chocolate Milk

 

Party Time!

You’ve got your tickets, you’ve customised your t-shirt and you’re looking pretty in pink with your beautiful wig… it’s time to party at Pink Wig Night

VIP Ticket Holders: Make your way to the Greenbank Hotel at 5pm for the Pink Wig Pre-Party where there will be a cocktail bar and many opportunities for a pink wig selfie! From the hotel we will parade down to Falmouth Moor with our new Pink Wig mascot, Falmouth Marine Band and Betty Stogs to meet the rest of the pink wiggers. Remember, if you have a VIP ticket but you don’t think you’ll be able to make it then please let us know as there is limited availability so we would love to give someone else the chance to join us for a cocktail before the main event.

Standard Ticket Holders: Make your way to Falmouth Moor for 6pm where we will all meet before parading through town at 6.30pm. The Falmouth Marine Band and Betty Stogs will be joining us (in pink wigs of course!) so you may hear us before you see us! We’ll also be unveiling our new Pink Wig mascot!!

If you are unable to make it to the moor for the parade then we will see you in the tent at Events Square at 7pm.

Inside the marquee you’ll find our bubbly bar, cocktail bar, a photo booth and a raffle prize table where you can buy raffle tickets for £1 a strip along with zumba from Gill Sadler, music from our DJ Nate Valentino and live band The Strutts! Don’t forget to pick up your free welcome drink on arrival.

 

THANK YOU

The Pink Wig Team would like to extend their grateful thanks to Hine Downing Solicitors, Watson Marlow, Trident Plumbing, Heating & Electrical Services and Heather and Lay Estate Agents for their very kind sponsorship.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local businesses who support us year on year and, of course, thank you to all our Pink Wiggers for all your support and your passion. We couldn’t do this without you, so THANK YOU, we love you!

See you on the 5th ladies!

Your Pink Wig Team

x

 

 

 

Raffle Prizes

Raffle Prizes

Raffle
Fancy cream tea for 2 at Hotel Tresanton? Or how about a boat trip with Falmouth Boat Hire?
 
Once again we are totally amazed by the support we have received this year. So many fantastic local businesses have kindly donated some excellent raffle prizes for Pink Wig Night 2016.
 
Raffle tickets will be available to purchase on the night from the raffle table inside the marquee for £1 per strip of five tickets.
 
Have a look through our list of fabulous raffle prizes below and make sure you get yourselves some tickets on Friday 5th August!
Janelli Full set of Shellac nails
Janelli Cut and Blowdry
NV Hairdressing Cut and Style
Star and Garter £30 voucher
Falmouth Boat Hire Half day boat hire
Alverton Manor One night stay in a garden view room with breakfast
The Minack Theatre 2 x tickets to a show of your choice
Headland Hotel 2 course spa lunch and a 30 minute treatment of your choice
Steve Richards Double Glazing Case of wine
Inkfish Cut and Blowdry
Seasalt £10 voucher
The Stable Meal for 2
Hair Today Cut and Blowdry
Jessams Hair Care Centre Cut and Blowdry
Jessams Hair Care Centre Hair Product Gift Bag
Hotel Tresanton Cream tea for 2
Good Vibes Pink Cake
Jackie Phillips Flowers Floral Arrangement
The Lounge Tapas for 2
Greenbank Hotel Cream Tea for 2
Halzephron Cornish Hamper
Steph Isaacs One Hour Party Voucher
GWR (donated by Tammy Wilkes) 2 x First Class train tickets
Waves £30 voucher
The Hut Bottle of wine
Bow Accessories / Radley Pink Radley Bag

Thank you once again to all the amazing local businesses who continue to support us, we couldn’t do this without you!

Top Tips for Re-Styling Your Tee

Top Tips for Re-Styling Your Tee

Inspiration

T-Shirts… As a woman, I think you either love them or hate them.

With boobs, a belly and big ol’ hips, I am personally not a lover! But with so many amazing ways to customise a t-shirt for events such as Pink Wig Night, it’s much easier than you think to turn a t-shirt into a style that suits and compliments your shape.

Our Pink Wig t-shirts have come up smaller this year than in previous years but we will all just be ignoring what size is on the label, getting the next size up from what we would usually buy and then customising them ourselves.

LESS IS MORE!

Don’t go mad with the scissors straight away, cut bit by bit until you’re satisfied rather than cutting off a huge chunk right at the beginning.

STRETCH!

When cutting your t-shirt, make sure to stretch the material so you get a straight cut.

PRACTICE!

If you’re not feeling too confident straight away then find an old t-shirt in your wardrobe or buy a couple of cheap ones from a charity shop and have a practice run first. Our committee member Michelle has plenty at her charity shop in Penryn for just 50p each for a kids tee or £1 each for adults! 

Here’s what I hope is a helpful list of designs to make your t-shirt that bit more comfortable and a bit more stylish:

Sleeveless – Basic

This is probably the easiest customisation ever… just cut the sleeves off!

Sleeveless - Basic

Sleeveless – Loose Fit

Just as easy as the previous but this time just cut the arms as low as you want them, slash the bottom and cut away the neckline.  Make sure you cut as close to the seam as possible to begin with and then you can repeat until you’re happy with the fit. There’s nothing more annoying than cutting the neckline too wide straight away; your tee won’t stay on your shoulders!

Sleeveless – Ribbon Back

The same as before with the simple addition of a pretty ribbon to tie the shoulder straps together, this will give you a lovely racerback style.

Ribbon Back 3

Festival Fringe

Fringing is super popular during festival season, so why not join in and get into the festival spirit by cutting the bottom of your t-shirt into thin strips of material. There’s no rule on how thick to make the strips but from my own experience, the thinner the better!

Fringe T-Shirt

Cold Shoulder

Another popular style this season is the ‘cold shoulder’ which can be so easily replicated. All you’ll need to do is fold the sleeves in half and cut a semi-circle out, you can make it as big or as small as you like but again, I would start off small and repeat until you’re happy. For added effect you could cut the bottom of the sleeves and tie them into a little knot.

Cold Shoulder 1

Cold Shoulder 2

Halter Neck

This looks so effective but is so simple! All you need to do is cut about two thirds of the way around the neck line, as close to the stitching as you can. Stretch the rest of the neckline so that it gives  slouchy fit across the shoulders and pop your head through the ‘halter’ neck.

Halter

Our t-shirts are available to buy for just £10.50. We really hope you love this years design as much as we do; the hand prints are a reminder to check your boobies! T-shirts are available to purchase from Fat Willy’s Surf Shack, Bow Accessories and Tava Salon.

As you can see from the photo below, we all choose to customise our t-shirts differently so they suit our own shape and our own style. I hope that this list has inspired you to get those scissors out and get creative. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! And remember… ignore what it says on the label, just buy what makes you feel comfortable… we certainly will be!

See you on the 5th!

Naomi x

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Raffle Prizes

Raffle Prizes

Raffle

Some fantastic local businesses have been kind enough to donate raffle prizes.

Tickets will ONLY be available on the night – so make sure to get buying when you’re in the tent on the 7th!

£2 per strip of five

Company: Prize:
The Gem 2 x £10 vouchers + 2 bottles of wine
Henri Lloyd Backpack
Janelli 1 x Set of Shellac Nails / 1 x Cut and Blow Dry
The Wheelhouse £30 Voucher
NV Hairdressing Cut and Style
Falmouth Boat Hire Half Day Hire for 6 People
Inkfish Cut and Blow Dry
Bretts Cut and Blow Dry
Tava £10 Voucher
Waves Full Set of Foils
Spiezia Organics Starter Facial Set
Maritime Museum Family Ticket
Budock Vean Hotel Escape Spa Day incl 25 Min Treatment
Gylly Beach Cafe £15 Voucher
Headland Hotel Elemis Taster Facial + Access to Leisure Facilities
Minack Theatre 2 x Tickets for 2015 season (show of choice)
Hotel Tresanton Cream Tea for 2
St Michaels Hotel Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
The Lookout £40 Voucher
Jessams Cut and Style
Keheran 45min Hydro Thermal Massage
Falmouth Hotel Cream Tea for 2
Rudi’s Hairdressing Cut and Blow Dry
The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate Sunday Lunch for 4
Lisa Dann Pink Pamper Package incl. bottle of Moet Champagne, luxury chocolates & luxury bath goodies
Toni and Guy Products and Voucher
5 Degrees West Voucher
The Shed/Ranch/Shack Dinner for 4

 

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Introducing: The Strutts

Introducing: The Strutts

Music

We are pleased to announce this year’s band will be the fun-loving, energetic musicians who just wanna see you get up and shake your thang; The Strutts!

They can’t wait to be involved and we can’t wait to introduce them to all our Pink Wig family!

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