Carla fundraising for charity


A local business from Wickford is involved with The Brain Tumour Charity, which kicked off Brain Tumour Awareness Month (BTAM) by making a difference for everyone affected by brain tumours – with the Big Bandana Bake on Friday March 1.

Carla Watson who owns Watsons Wigs in Wickford High Street will be holding a Big Bandana Bake outside her shop on Friday March 22 2019 from 10am-2pm, to raise money and awareness for the charity to help beat brain tumours.

Gem’s Tasty Cakes who are based next door to Watsons Wigs, will be baking and providing the majority of the treats on the day.

Carla said: “I have a range of customers who come to me with all types of cancer including brain tumours and I have had close friends and family affected by brain tumours. I have been a proud sponsor since October 2017 and have held fundraising events since then to raise awareness and much needed funds for the charity.

“So I wanted to do something to help Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Please come down on Friday March 22 to support us and have some lovely cakes. 100 per cent of the money raised will go to The Brain Tumour Charity.”

Big Bandana Bake aims to raise £200,000, which could fund a researcher and their work into new brain tumour treatments for three years.

The charity know that less than 2% of cancer research funding in the UK is spent on research into brain tumours.

For the 11,400 people diagnosed each year, and their family and friends, this isn’t good enough. A cure simply can’t wait.

If you are local, please pop down on the day to support a fantastic charity and get a cake/slice or cupcake.

If you can’t make it on the day and would like to donate please visit


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