The region's hospice is asking its supporters to don some festive knitwear.

On December 13 Hastingwood-based charity St Clare Hospice holds its annual Christmas Jumper Day.

Schools, business, sports teams and loose groups of friends are invited to pop on some Nordic knitwear and to donate to the life saving hospice.

Last year, the event raised almost £2,000 in funding for St Clare Hospice, which is enough to pay for over two weeks’ worth of physiotherapy for patients either at the hospice or in their own homes.

To find out how you can host a Christmas Jumper Day in your school or workplace, get in touch with the St Clare Community Fundraising team on 01279 773738 or email