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Have you got your Christmas jumper?

People are being encouraged to grab their glittery Christmas jumpers and raise money for their local hospital.

Sequins and sparkles will be donned by fundraising people across the country on Friday December 16 – National Christmas Jumper Day.

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals, is calling on people to grab their festive woollies and raise money for local patients.

Victoria Winterton, partnerships manager for HTF, said: “We are encouraging as many people as possible, including members of the public and staff, to take part in this annual fundraising event.

“So make sure you dig out your festive knits and choose your local hospital to donate to. Whether it’s a melting snowman, dancing reindeer, silly Santa or the jumper your Nan knitted you last year wear it with pride for your local hospital.”

Victoria said all donations – small and large – go towards making a difference to patients and their relatives.

She added: “People can donate to any part of the hospital they choose. So it could be money for the neonatal unit or the stroke ward, any department that you think needs your donations the most.”

People can donate through the charity just giving page

The HTF mascot Scrubs the Bear is also getting in on the festive fundraiser and will pop along to say hello to people raising money, it doesn’t matter if you’re in the hospital or out in the community. If you would like him to pay you a visit on December 16 then email:”

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