Date published: Thursday 9 November 2017 | 15:22 GMT
Stay snug and support St Clare this Christmas Jumper Day!
On Wednesday 13th December 2017, we’re inviting everyone in the local community to don a jolly jumper for our annual Christmas Jumper Day.
We are encouraging groups of all ages to support the festive fundraiser, including local businesses, schools and organisations, by wearing their favourite Noel knitwear and making a donation to St Clare.
Whether you encourage your child’s nursery, playschool or primary school to take part, or organise a dress down day in your office, shop or workplace, it is one of the simplest and cosiest ways to support St Clare at this special time of year.
Last year, the event raised almost £2,000 in vital funding for St Clare Hospice, which is enough to pay for over two weeks’ worth of physiotherapy for patients either at the hospice or in their own homes.
St Clare Hospice’s Community Fundraising Lead, Dani De’ath, said:
“St Clare’s Christmas Jumper Day is the perfect way to bring people together at school or in an organisation to start feeling warm and festive during the yuletide season. Aside from raising thousands of pounds in vital funding for St Clare, it’s also a great excuse to wear that flashing, light-up jumper you got three Christmases ago that lives at the back of the wardrobe! This super-fun event is a really jolly way to start celebrating Christmas and take part in something that makes a difference within your local community.”
We suggests that participants make a donation of £1 to the Hospice in return for wearing their favourite Christmas jumper. For more information, please visit the St Clare Hospice website at: https://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/christmas-jumper-day-2017/
To find out how you can host a Christmas Jumper Day in your school or workplace, get in touch with the St Clare Community Fundraising team on 01279 773738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org