On Friday 7th December, businesses, schools, community groups and families pulled on their favourite Christmas jumpers to take part in The Donna Louise’s third Christmas Jumper Day.

This year’s event was a huge success as more people than ever, across the region, wore their festive knits with pride, and made a donation to support local children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

Justine Trumper from The Donna Louise, said, “We’re so grateful to everyone who took part in our Christmas Jumper Day and helped to make it such a great success. We rely almost entirely on the support of the local community to raise the money we need to keep our services running, so to see everyone getting involved, having fun and helping to make a big difference, is just brilliant!

“We don’t know exactly how much money we’ve raised at this stage, as we’re still waiting for everyone’s donations to come in, but we’re really hoping that we raised even more money than last year. If you haven’t already collected your donations and sent them in, there’s still chance to do it before the holidays. Every penny raised will make a huge difference to the local children, young people and families who rely on The Donna Louise so, on their behalf, I’d like to say a huge Thank You to everyone for your support.”

If you’d still like to get involved, there’s still time to hold a Christmas Jumper Day at your school, office or community group.

Justine added, “Although we held our ‘official’ jumper day last week, you can still join in the fun. With 11 sleeps left until Christmas there’s still plenty of time left to do your bit in a Christmas knit and if you do, please don’t forget to send us your photos.”