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Another Rock and ‘Wool’ Christmas for council staff

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On Friday 16 December 2016, Shropshire Council staff kept up the fine tradition of donning their gaudiest jumpers in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Staff who work in premises services, wearing Christmas jumpers

Premises Services staff

At any other time of year, they would be considered a fashion faux-pas, but the council offices were filled with a plethora of colour as staff from across the organisation wore their festive knits with pride to spread Christmas cheer and raise money for a good cause.

In addition to asking for donations for wearing Christmas Jumpers, staff also arranged other fundraising activities, including an ICT team bake sale that raised a ‘treemendous’ £230.

staff who work in IT Services, wearing Christmas jumpers

IT Services team

Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, said:

“Throughout the year, Shropshire Council undertakes a wide range of activities to raise funds for charity. I marvel at the array of jumpers which gets more impressive each year. Staff really enter into the festive spirit but rest assured, our services are never hampered.”

Some staff even had pets doing their bit for charity – pictured is Monty Boxall the Jack Russell Terrier, who alone managed to raise £20.

 

Dog Monty supporting Christmas Jumpers fundraising

Monty Boxall

To donate £2 to Save the Children, you can text 70050. You will be charged £2 plus your normal text rate, and Save the Children will receive 100% of your donation. For more information and full t&cs please visit christmasjumperday.org.