Get your Chrismas knits on for charity

21 Nov Get your Chrismas knits on for charity

Do you fancy helping local children and having a laugh while you do it?

Well it’s time to dust off those ugly Christmas jumpers to raise money for The Sunshine Fund.

The charity dedicate their time to fundraising to buy specialist equipment for disabled children and they are right in the midst of their Christmas appeal.

The aim is to raise £30,000 throughout the festive period to support Hadrian School in Benwell, Newcastle, which provides specialist education for children aged between two and 11 with a range of additional needs including complex and severe learning difficulties.

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 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.

Supporters of The Sunshine Fund, including patron Vicky Pattison and Mincoffs Solicitors, have all gotten on board again this year 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 not only need a specialist hoist for their re-bound therapy centre but kids from the school are in desperate need of playground equipment as their current playground is bare.

Lauren Thompson, community fundraiser for The Sunshine Fund, said: “We always love seeing pictures and videos of Christmas Jumper Days across the North East and this year is no exception. 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 please do get in touch to register your interest! You can reach me at lauren.thompson@trinitymirror.com or 0191 201 6090.”

Dave Robinson, a teacher at Hadrian School, added: “The new playground will give our children a stimulating and exciting place to play. The new equipment will give our

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