A Blackpool solicitors firm is the latest local business to sign up to our Grin and Wear It day.
And it’s not the first time staff BBE Law, on Lytham Road, South Shore, have swapped their suits and shirts for something a little more outrageous.
In December they took part in a “wear your Christmas jumper to work” fund-raising day for Trinity Hospice.
Tomorrow they will be donning pyjamas and onesies to help raise money for our Hospice Heroes appeal.
Practice manager Tracy Kirkland, said: “This is another great idea from The Gazette and there’s no doubt it will make a huge difference to our local hospices.
“Our solicitors and staff are delighted to support such a fantastic cause and we are all looking forward to it, especially after our own Christmas fund-raiser.”
Students and pupils at Blackpool and The Fylde College will also be taking part in Grin and Wear It on Friday.
The college has been promoting the event throughout the week across its campuses, and is hopeful as many people as possible will be taking part.
A college spokesman said: “This is something the students really wanted to do.
“Hospice Heroes is a great cause for us to support and we’re all looking forward to taking part.”
At Brian House children are having a pyjama party, and staff on Trinity’s inpatient unit will be wearing onesies or pyjamas and, since its Valentine’s Day, will also be wearing hearts on their sleeves.
Trinity’s fund-raising manager Linzi Young said: “If everyone just gave £2 for Grin and Wear It, it would give the Hospice Heroes appeal a real boost.
“The great thing about this idea is that anyone can take part, no matter what they do.”
Our Hospice Heroes appeal needs to raise £200,000 for Trinity and Brian House on Low Moor Road, Bispham.
The money will be put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health to pay for a massive refurbishment that will make the hospices fit for the future.
Much of the original furniture and fittings, which have been in place since Trinity opened in 1985, will be replaced, as well as building work to create single rooms, extend the Brian House living area and give the hospice a new layout.
For more information on Grin and Wear It visit www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/hospice-heroes