McDonald’s staff don onesies for baby hospice

McDonalds Burn Road staff (left to right) Claire Todd, Kym Thomson and Craig Walton in their Onsie's. Picture by FRANK REID
McDonalds Burn Road staff (left to right) Claire Todd, Kym Thomson and Craig Walton in their Onsie's. Picture by FRANK REID

McDONALD’S staff in Hartlepool will be donning onesies to raise money for a baby hospice.

The staff at the Burn Road branch of the fast food restaurant will be dressing up in aid of Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

The facility, based in Normanby, Middlesbrough, has provided end-of-life care for terminally ill infants from birth to age six, since its opening in 2004.

Kym Thomson, assistant manager at the restaurant, said: “Every few months we like to pick a good cause to raise money for as a way of giving back.

“I heard my grandad talking about Zoe’s Place and suggested them as our latest cause to the franchisee.

“It’s hard to get everyone to dress up so we decided on onesies as it’s an easy and fun way to do it.”

The Hospice only receives a modest amount of government funding and relies on public donations to raise the £1.2 million a year it needs to operate.

The facility can take up to six infants at a time, while also providing accommodation for family members.

The staff will be wearing the onesies in store on Saturday, March 21, while there will also be a bake sale selling homemade treats and face painting.

Donation boxes are in store now for anyone who wishes to donate.