CELEB Is yours a bet­ter jumper?

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VICKY Pat­ti­son has urged peo­ple to get involved with a Christ­mas jumper day to help chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties and spe­cial needs.

The I’m A Celeb win­ner and for­mer Ge­ordie Shore star recorded a video mes­sage call­ing for peo­ple to sup­port the Sun­shine Fund, our sis­ter ti­tle The Chronicle’s char­ity, as it aims to raise £30,000 over the fes­tive pe­riod for a spe­cial needs school.

The Sun­shine Fund fundraises to buy spe­cial­ist equip­ment for dis­abled chil­dren in the North East and for its Christ­mas cam­paign is ask­ing peo­ple to wear a fes­tive jumper on De­cem­ber 15 and do­nate just £2 to the cause.

And Vicky has thrown her weight be­hind their ef­forts to raise funds for Hadrian School in Ben­well, which pro­vides spe­cial­ist ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren with com­plex needs and se­vere learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties.

She said: “Please help sup­port the Sun­shine Fund’s Christ­mas ap­peal.

“They are try­ing to raise £30 grand be­fore Christ­mas, which I think is amaz­ing.

“If you want to sup­port their Christ­mas Jumper Day on De­cem­ber 15, all you have to do is to text ‘SFCA17 £2’ TO 70070 to do­nate.

“It’s that easy. Get involved guys.”

Sup­port­ers of The Sun­shine Fund, in­clud­ing pa­tron Vicky and Min­coffs So­lic­i­tors, are on board and schools, of­fices, shops, com­mu­nity groups and lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions are urged to join in the fun and make a dif­fer­ence to these chil­dren’s lives.

The school has re­cently had fund­ing ap­proved to de­velop a new, fully ac­ces­si­ble Re­bound Ther­apy Cen­tre that can be used by all pupils in or­der to de­velop their learn­ing and en­cour­age their de­vel­op­ment.

The new cen­tre will be in­valu­able for the pupils and will ad­dress var­i­ous as­pects of their in­di­vid­ual needs, pro­vid­ing them with life chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

So staff at the fund are call­ing on you to lend a help­ing hand on an­nual Christ­mas Jumper Day.

Any­one can do­nate £2 and wear their fes­tive best on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 15.

Lau­ren Thompson, Sun­shine Fund com­mu­nity fundraiser, said: “We’re hop­ing the North East gets be­hind us and sup­ports again this year as all fundrais­ing will be sup­port­ing lo­cal chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties.”

A small gift of £2 will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the ap­peal so get in touch to reg­is­ter your in­ter­est.

You can reach Lau­ren at lau­ren.thompson@trin­i­tymir­ror. com or 0191 201 6090. Vicky sport­ing her rather fetch­ing fes­tive sweater

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