Charities get £3,600 boost thanks to council dress down days

North Norfolk District Council staff members taking part in a dress down day and bake sale for Parki

North Norfolk District Council staff members taking part in a dress down day and bake sale for Parkinson's UK in October 2018. Pictured are, from left, Tamara Skoulding, Sophie Melton, Susan Sidell, Kelly Taylor and Lauren Trotter. Picture: NNDC - Credit: Archant

Council workers coming to work in comfy clobber has paid off for a raft of charities.

North Norfolk District Council staff raised more than £3,600 in 2018 through a series of 'dress down' days, where employees were encouraged to make donations to good causes in exchange for wearing casual clothes to work.

Extra cash was raised through raffles and bake sales on the casual dress days.

Charities to benefit, nominated by staff and councillors, include Little Angels Playgroup in Fakenham, Nelson's Journey, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Team Rubicon – Disaster Recovery, Open Youth Trust, the Scouts, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Migraine Trust, Parkinson's UK, Children in Need, East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Break, The Purfleet Trust and Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children.

The council plans to continue holding the fundraising days throughout 2019.

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