WORKMATES at a Wearside pet centre marked derby day by donning their team’s colours – all in the name of charity.
The Sunderland and Newcastle fans at animal boarding centre, mypetstop, in Washington, swapped workwear for football strips to raise money for the PDSA.
Dog pamperers, walkers and hair stylists at the pet accommodation donated £1 each to the charity to wear their team’s shirts.
The area’s passion for the game scored a hat-trick for marketing manager, James Kundi.
He said: “We have some massive football fans working at mypetstop, including the manager, Mark Brown, who is a Sunderland season ticket holder.”
“We had about 30-40 people taking part and the funny thing is we have an even split between Sunderland and Newcastle supporters.
“It is a big rivalry, but it was all for fun and we still had the pets to look after.”
This was the latest in a series of fund-raising events involving the company, which hopes to raise £1,000 for its chosen charity.
About £600 has been raised so far and the team is confident of hitting the target.