CELEB Is yours a better jumper?
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