Staff wearing Christmas jumpers help raise more than £700 for Wellingborough community centre

People wearing Christmas jumpers have helped raise hundreds of pounds for a community centre in Wellingborough.

Thursday, 29th December 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:43 pm
The Christmas jumper day

Wellingborough firms Goodey and Howell and Plumbco held a Christmas jumper day on December 23 in support of Glamis Hall in the town.

They donated £10 for every photo posted on their Christmas jumper page on Facebook and raised more than £700 in total.

Graham Campbell from Glamis Hall for All, which has been running the centre for two years now, said: “It was such a success and a fun thing to do with so many people sending in photos of themselves in their Christmas jumpers.

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Getting into the spirit of Christmas jumper day

“It was an ideal thing to do getting everyone in the Christmas spirit and raising funds at the same time.

“We can’t thank Andrew Goodey and Karl Howell enough with their kind gesture at this time of year.

“They donated £10 for every photo that was posted on their Christmas Jumper page on Facebook and we are overjoyed with the final amount of £720.

“Their whole team got into the spirit and dressed up.”

Another festive piece of knitwear for the fundraiser

But this is not the first time these firms have supported Glamis Hall.

Graham added: “Goodey and Howell and Plumbco have supported Glamis Hall so much throughout the years.

“They always sponsor our race nights along with their beer festival last year.

“All the companies that supported us for the Christmas party and now the Christmas jumper day makes a perfect end to the year.”

Even Father Christmas joined in the fun

Glamis Hall is a community centre on the Queensway estate with a large sports hall, kitchen and servery, community room, changing rooms and a well-being centre.

It runs a lunch club and a VIP club five days a week, as well as numerous other groups including a youth club, youth theatre and football club.

For more information about Glamis Hall, click here

Christmas jumper day raised £720
Getting into the spirit of Christmas jumper day
Another festive piece of knitwear for the fundraiser
Even Father Christmas joined in the fun
Christmas jumper day raised £720