They’re raising a laugh and lots of money

Retail manager Paul Thompson (left) and friend Andrew Beames will wear wigs for a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support
Retail manager Paul Thompson (left) and friend Andrew Beames will wear wigs for a fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support

Best buddies Paul Thompson and Andrew Beames will be donning green Afro wigs on Saturday (July 25) – Paul’s 39th birthday – to take part in the 25 mile Chilterns Mighty Hike.

The dynamic duo are hoping to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Paul’s wife Sharmane was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in February and is currently undergoing treatment.

The retail store manager said: “The medical staff, including our Macmillan nurses, have been so supportive. When she started losing her hair, I put on a wig to lighten the mood.”

The picture was posted on Facebook and Twitter and #wigsforsharmane has raised more than £7,000 for the charity.

> They’re now hoping to raise even more for Macmillan through the Mighty Hike. Sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/Paul-Thompson56