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Alder Hey Children’s Charity is asking the people of Merseyside to get into their pyjamas to raise money for the hospital.

The event is being run by Sarah Johnson, community fundraiser at Alder Hey. She said: “As the weather begins to turn a little bit colder, what better reason to turn up to work or school in your pyjamas?”

Alder Hey have also included word searches and games on their website for people to take part in on their Pyjama Day, as well as holding a competition for schools where they can win a visit from Alder Hey mascot Oli the Elephant.

There are two prizes for the schools competition – the first is for the most money raised and the second is for the most creative idea. With over 30 schools being involved so far that means hundreds of students will be taking part.

Sarah said: “Some of these events might only make £10 or £20, some might make a few hundred – but if we have enough people doing it, it means we can raise the vital funds that the hospital needs to give the best patient friendly experience that is provided every single day.”

they have their own magician who performs magic tricks

Alder Hey has been described as the most unique hospital that you will ever visit. As a charity they provide all the funds to make the hospital the most patient-friendly it can be.

An example of where the money you raise will go towards is the ‘Alder Hey Magic’ which are the things that wouldn’t happen at a normal hospital. For example, they have their own magician called Barrington who goes onto the wards and performs magic tricks for the children.

They also fund musicians who perform for the children and allow them to use the instruments which can provide distraction therapy for children going through procedures, they have artists on the ward as well as chefs who cook fresh food for the patients.

  • If you are interested in getting involved in hosting or taking part in a PJ day this October then head over to the Alder Hey website


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