Resources for schools

Make a Wig Difference

See below for materials and tips for making the most of your Wig Wednesday! Remember to have fun while you fundraise to support Kiwi kids with cancer.

General Resources

Social Assets 

Posters – Get excited and let everyone know you’re participating by displaying these around your school.

Big Wig – Get everyone on board the Big Wig Challenge. Add a photo of your Big Wig and lock-in their support

Reward Certificates

Payment Details  – After Wig Wednesday, don’t forget to send us your generous donations. Payment information is included in your pack and you can choose to deposit your donation either online or at the bank.

  • Banking Form WW – Schools – follow the instructions on our banking information form to complete your donation.
  • Donate Online – Make a SINGLE payment online to Child Cancer Foundation. Please use your MOE number and school name as a reference

Step 1 – Get excited

  • Take a look at our fundraising ideas sheet for inspiration on what to do on the day
  • Make a plan on how you will fundraise at your school
  • Set a fundraising target

Step 2 – Spread the word

  • Display your posters around the school (Fill in the blank space on the ‘What We’re Doing’ poster to let everyone know what activities you’ve got planned for the big day)
  • Tell everyone about Wig Wednesday at your next assembly & mark Wednesday 19th June in the school diary/events calendar
  • Include an update on Wig Wednesday in your school newsletter (check out the Suggested Newsletter Copy included for inspiration)
  • Check out the materials section above for additional resources
  • Tell students about the Kiwi kids they’ll be supporting when they wear a wig

Step 3 – Friday (14 June) before Wig Wednesday

  • Remind everyone what you have planned for Wig Wednesday and to get their wig ready (purchased, borrowed or handmade)

Wednesday 19 June – It’s Wig Wednesday

 Get wiggy with it & collect donations for Child Cancer Foundation!

  • Have fun wearing your wig with pride on the way to school, at assembly, for one class or the whole day
  • Hold a wig parade so everyone can show off their wigs and decide on their favourite
  • Have categories for the best wig theme (i.e. jungle hair), most creative wig, funniest wig, anything you can think of (see printable reward certificates above for winners)
  • Enjoy the day and capture all the wig wearing moments – include #WigWednesday and tag @childcancerfoundation on any photos you upload

 Make a Wig Difference!

  • Say a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and let everyone know how much was raised
  • Send your donations to Child Cancer Foundation (see banking information provided)


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Wig Wednesday team on