Wrexham.com has been inspired by the antics of the My Name Is Not Cancer Chicken aka Fiona Fletcher from Bersham, who is wearing a chicken costume for an entire month to raise awareness for cancer charities.
Fiona plans to wear a chicken costume at some point each day throughout the whole of July with a t-shirt featuring the logo of a different cancer charity each day to encourage fundraising for the causes.
She is currently on day 10 of the campaign and visited Wrexham Fire Station today to highlight the Everyman Male Cancer Charity.
Fiona has already raised awareness for a number of other charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust, Pancreatic Cancer UK and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Fiona started the not-for-profit group My Name Is Not Cancer following the death of her daughter Megan who battled with Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 16 months before she sadly passed away in May 2010.
In an entry about the campaign on her blog she explained “There is an expectation that the services provided by cancer charities and organisations, are unlimited. However, when our economy is struggling, fundraising efforts need to be increased for these causes, not decreased!”
Fiona is updating her blog on a daily basis and has already had a number of amusing incidents whilst wearing the chicken suit, including a visit to Calon FM’s Trance Show, a trip to Tescos and being asked to reveal her face as she filled up her car with petrol in Sainsburys petrol station.
Last night Fiona visited Calon FM and told Wrexham.com a bit more about the experience, she said:
“I went on Calon FM to raise awareness about the campaign and to talk about helping people with cancer retain identity and a sense of self.
“It was so much fun and the presenters are a great bunch of guys, we even went along to Voodoo Moon after the show where they invented a My Name Is Not Cancer cocktail called The Fiery Fi Fi, it was absolutely delicious!”
“I couldn’t think of a more fun way to raise awareness.”
Fiona told us that if any Wrexham.com followers had a specific charity which they would like her to feature within the 31 days or somewhere they would like her to visit to contact her via Twitter at @Fiona_Fletcher or send your suggestions to us at @WREXHAMdotcom and we will pass them on.
You can keep up to date with Fiona’s campaign through Facebook Twitter and through her blog