Jarrow builders swap hi-vis jackets for jolly jumpers

Galliford staff donned Christmas jumpers to raise cash for St Clare's Hospice. From left, Jason Hetherington, Andrew Templeton, James Todd, site manager Gary Easton, Stacey Graham, Keith Bell and Stan Marr.
Galliford staff donned Christmas jumpers to raise cash for St Clare's Hospice. From left, Jason Hetherington, Andrew Templeton, James Todd, site manager Gary Easton, Stacey Graham, Keith Bell and Stan Marr.
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A bunch of construction workers have jumped at the chance to show their support for a local hospice.

Site staff at Galliford Try Partnership North, based on the site of the old Tunnel Club in Jarrow, donned Christmas jumpers to raise funds for St Clare’s Hospice, which provides palliative care to the people of South Tyneside.

They’re now calling on others to hold their own Jolly Jumper Day tomorrow to help the hospice.

Site manager Gary Easton said: “Christmas came a little early to our site as the lads couldn’t wait to pull on their cringe-worthy knitwear to raise some money and to encourage other businesses and individuals to get involved.”

To get involved with Jolly Jumper Day, email fundraising@stclareshospice.co.uk, call 0191 451 6400 or go to www.stclareshospice.co.uk