Local college raises funds

Date Published: 24th November 2016

On Friday 9th December, staff and students at Middlesbrough College will be putting on their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for Teesside Hospice’s Jolly Jumper Day.

Silliness is set to sweep Teesside as hundreds of people in schools, offices and homes donate to wear a festive sweater for the day. From technicolour festive knits festooned with reindeer antlers to balancing bauble delights, the best bit is that all of this silliness is for a great local cause.

Teesside Hospice’s Jolly Jumper Day is fun, easy to organise and everyone can be part of it. All money raised through this wacky woolly-wearing campaign will help support our specialist palliative care for patients suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses this Christmas.

Debbie Coulson, Marketing & Fundraising Manager said: “We are delighted to have Middlesbrough College on board for this year’s Jolly Jumper Day! After the brilliant success of their Christmas video last year, we know that we can count on them to get into the festive spirit and support Teesside Hospice”.

“Our care doesn’t stop for Christmas – our doctors and nurses will still be working to support patients and families who are facing a terminal illness, during the whole of the festive period. All funds raised from this campaign will ensure we can be there for families, whenever they need us, to provide much needed support.”

Lin Barry, Equalities Co-Ordinator at Middlesbrough College said: “We’re hoping to have everyone in the college take part in this fun and festive day, including curriculum staff, catering, IT technicians, facilities team, and of course, our fabulous students! It’s hard to think of anyone in our local area who hasn’t experienced or witnessed the support that Teesside Hospice provides for patients and their families, so we’re thrilled to be throwing on our festive knitwear and raising money for such a worthy cause.”

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