Sussex children’s charity to hold Woolly Hat Wednesday fund raiser

Chailey Heritage is asking its supporters to embrace the chilly festive season and wear a woolly hat on Wednesday December 9.

Monday, 7th December 2020, 1:45 pm

The charity is asking supporters to embrace the bobble and the beanie to help support their work for children and young people with disabilities. Jenna Durdle, Chailey Heritage’s Fundraising Manager said: “I take my hat off to all our other fantastic supporters but this year for one day we are asking them to put their woolly hats on and help boost our funds. COVID-19 has made 2020 a very tough year for charities, but we were determined to put a smile on everyone’s face and that’s where our Woolly Hat Wednesday comes in.”

On Wednesday December 9 – you can text HATS to 70251 to give just £2 to Chailey Heritage. Post your photos on social media with the hashtag #whw. All the money raised goes to support children and young people with the most complex physical and learning challenges.

Jenna added: Whether you get involved by dusting off a novelty hat from last year or knit your own, we can’t wait to see what our supporters have been hiding in their wardrobes!”

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“This is a chance to have some festive fun while raising much needed funds for our amazing young people at Chailey Heritage.”“I am sure everyone has a woolly hat that could do with an outing! We can’t wait to see what our supporters have been hiding in their wardrobes. This is a chance to have some festive fun while raising much needed funds for our amazing young people at Chailey Heritage.”

Giving a head start to proceedings are Chailey’s 12 hats of Christmas – modelled by staff, service users and Darcy the chicken from the charity’s Patchwork Farm.

Pictured are Elliott, 7, from Tunbridge Wells and Anastasia, who is 6, from Seaford, both pupils at Chailey Heritage School; Martha Everest, aged 4 from Crowborough, is the cousin of a pupil at Chailey Heritage School; Gareth from Haywards Heath runs the onsite Café at Chailey Heritage; Rose, aged one from Haywards Heath; Jenna and Joy from fundraising team; Activities coordinator Rosie, from Worthing; Chailey Heritage School Music teacher Yvonne; Ellie, 13 from Worthing – Chailey Heritage School pupil; School sports development officer, Al and Lesley, Farm Manager with Darcy the chicken.

There are all sorts of ways to get involved – here are just some ideas to get you started. Wear a woolly hat to work - Why not have a socially distanced office party or have a virtual zoom hat parade; wear a woolly hat to school – inspire your classmates to get creative and vote for the best Christmas woolly headgear.

Wear a woolly hat at home – get family and friends to model their wonderful woolly hats virtually or make it a social bubble bobble hat fest.

For more inspiration visit www.chf.org.uk/whw