Knit-ivity: Hartlepool embraces Christmas Jumper Day

Staff and residents from the Bannatyne Care Home in Peterlee don their best Christmas jumpers to help raise money for the residents fund Picture: DAVID WOOD
Staff and residents from the Bannatyne Care Home in Peterlee don their best Christmas jumpers to help raise money for the residents fund Picture: DAVID WOOD

People of all ages across the region got in the party mood by donning their colourful Christmas jumpers.

Workers in Hartlepool and East Durham embraced the growing tradition of wearing the festive pullovers on what for many was their last day at work before the Christmas break.

Jack Skinner (3) has his face painted by Annie Game (crew member) during mcdonalds Burn Road Charity Christmas jumper day. Picture by FRANK REID

Jack Skinner (3) has his face painted by Annie Game (crew member) during mcdonalds Burn Road Charity Christmas jumper day. Picture by FRANK REID

At Bannatyne Care Home, in Peterlee, residents and staff entered the spirit of the occasion and used it to raise money for their activities fund.

Activities co-ordinator Dawn Minto said: “We all wore our Christmas jumpers and residents who didn’t have one put stickers on and we raised about £65 for our residents fund.”
The fund pays for entertainment, trips out and parties.

Staff at McDonald’s, in Burn Road, Hartlepool, had a ball in their festive clothing yesterday.

Business manager Denise Noble went even further, painting her face as a snowman and topping off the look with a Christmas tree hat.

(left to right) Katie Mahoney, Ross Kidson, Adam Dobson, Rachael Callaghan, Denise Noble, Kym Thompson and Jordan Readman during mcdonalds Burn Road Charity Christmas jumper day. Picture by FRANK REID

(left to right) Katie Mahoney, Ross Kidson, Adam Dobson, Rachael Callaghan, Denise Noble, Kym Thompson and Jordan Readman during mcdonalds Burn Road Charity Christmas jumper day. Picture by FRANK REID

The franchise laid on a table of cup cakes and treats and children got their faces painted.

Users and service providers at Warren Road Day Centre and the Centre for Independent Living, in Havelock Street, raised £100 for ITV’s Text Santa Appeal in their yuletide outfits.

Workers in the day services, direct care and support team and tele care and PLD social work team all took part in the appeal which raised money for the Make A Wish Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support and Save The Children.

Hartlepool Mail staff also threw themselves into the fun wearing jaunty jumpers in the office while producing the paper and websites.

Service users and providers of the Warren Road Day Centre

Service users and providers of the Warren Road Day Centre

Hartlepool Mail staff in their Christmas jumpers

Hartlepool Mail staff in their Christmas jumpers