Kind-hearted residents staff at a care organisation jumped to it and donned their festive finery for a children’s charity.
Glitter, Rudolph and plenty of Santa’s were on show at Pendine Park’s office and training academy in Wrexham while their care homes across the town and in Caernarfon joined in.
Head of shared services Jen Roberts came up with the idea in support of the NSPCC.
She said: “This year the NSPCC is our nominated charity and we have held several events throughout the year in support of what is a fantastic charity.
“We held a Christmas jumper day last year and raised several hundred pounds across our care homes and HQ staff.
“It’s a lot of fun and in addition to staff paying £2 for the privilege of wearing a Christmas jumper we are also having a few office games with the aim of adding to our fundraising total.
“It’s a great way to raise much-needed funds as all staff can join in and we know how much residents have enjoy it too.”
She added: “I’m not sure how much we have raised as yet as money is still coming in but whatever we raise Mario and Gill Kreft, the proprietors of Pendine Park, match-fund the total we raise which is fantastic.”
Moya Tucker who works in the accounts department said: “It’s been a lot of fun and it’s amazing how many different Christmas jumpers are out there on the market.
“It’s a great way to raise money for the NSPCC and I’m think everyone has joined in and made the effort including our maintenance team.”
Jenna Evans, a diploma assessor at the Pendine Park Academy of Care, added: “It’s been great and feels that Christmas is here! Everyone has gladly paid £2 for the privilege of coming to work wearing festive knitwear and some of the office games we have going on have been great fun too.
Activities and enrichment co-ordinator Christine Lewis put on her Santa sweater for the event and says staff and residents had thoroughly enjoyed the event.
She said: “It’s something we enjoy, and our residents have loved the day, but it can make such a huge difference to the lives of countless children.”
Pendine Park proprietor Mario Kreft MBE was delighted so many staff members joined in the festive fundraising.
He said: “Gill and I along with staff chose the NSPCC as our charity of the year and I’m delighted we have been able to help raise money for them throughout the year.
“We held summer fairs at our care homes this year with the proceeds going to the NSPCC. Gill and I are really proud of our staff and thrilled they always jump at the chance to support good causes.”