St Elizabeth Hospice announces Woolly Pully Week to help terminal illness patients this Christmas

Staff at Waddington Brown will be taking part in Woolly Pully Week for St Elizabeth Hospice this yea

Staff at Waddington Brown will be taking part in Woolly Pully Week for St Elizabeth Hospice this year. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

St Elizabeth Hospice is launching the return of the Woolly Pully Week festive fundraiser this year, tasking people across Suffolk to don their Christmas sweaters to raise cash for the cause.

Woolly Pully Week will run from Monday, December 11-Sunday, December 17 this year, and aims to support those who are facing this Christmas battling a terminal illness.

As part of the week, businesses, schools and community groups across Suffolk are being urged to pull on their Christmas-sweaters for the week and donate £2 to the cause.

Jodie Witham, community fundraising co-ordinator at the hospice, said: “Taking part in Woolly Pully Week is really simple. All people need to do is request a free fundraising pack from us, promote when they’ll be taking part in Woolly Pully Week and collect in everyone’s donations.

“The event was incredibly well supported by the local community last year and raised over £17,000 for the hospice.

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“This year we want to encourage even more people to have some festive fun and support the charity in this way and our fundraising pack is crammed full of ideas to maximise the money raised during Woolly Pully Week.”

So far more than 100 fundraising packs have already been requested.

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The business packs contain posters to advertise the week around the workplace, as well as sweepstake posters to get the whole office involved, while the school packs contain a colouring competition to win a year-long pass to Bounce trampoline centre in Ipswich.

Emma Gunton, managing director at Waddington Brown which is sponsoring the week and has already signed up, said: “We wanted to be able to show our support for a local charity at Christmas time and Woolly Pully Week seems like a fun way for us to all gather together as a company and show our support for an organisation which supports the people of the community we work in.

“We’ve also roped in the rest of Claydon Court with Strident and Kingsfleet Wealth joining us too.

“We’re keen to maximise our fundraising for the hospice so, as avid viewers of The Great British Bake Off, we’ll also be hosting a bake sale in the office to try to raise as much money as possible.”

Visit the hospice’s website here to find out how to get involved and request a fundraising pack.

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