EMPLOYEES are being urged to turn up for work in odd socks in a bid to raise money for a children’s charity appeal.
Hope 4 Kidz, which is raising funds for an entertainment room for young patients at Sunderland Royal Hospital, is encouraging people to don the unusual footwear and donate £1 to “The Den” appeal on February 16.
Viv Watts, chief executive of the Pennywell-based charity, said: “We need a little help to raise the last of the funds which will help kids who find themselves in hospital.”
The £10,000 drive aims to convert a room at the hospital for the use of teenagers and will include specially-designed murals, large screen TV, music centre and state-of-the-art games to help improve the lives of hospitalised teens.
The charity is now approaching the half-way point.
“The Den fund now stands at £4,000,” said Viv. “We would be grateful for any offers of equipment or fundraising towards the building of the first teen den in a Wearside hospital to benefit those youngsters who need it most.”
For more information, or to become involved with “The Den” appeal, call Viv on 534 7788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org