Ropewalk staff supports Wrong Trousers Day on June 24

By janetuplin |

Staff at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber will once again be turning up to work later this month wearing the most out-of-places trousers imaginable.

For the second time, those working at the Maltkiln Road art centre will be taking a leaf out of Wallace and Gromit’s book and coming to work in the most wrong pair of trousers they can find to raise money for children’s hospices and hospitals around the country through the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Foundation.

The Ropewalk’s Managing Director, Liz Bennet, explained that the staff first supported the event in 2009 and by popular demand was supporting it again on Friday, June 24.

“Once again are really looking forward to supporting this very worthy cause,” she said.

“Until Wrong Trousers Day no-one knows what weird or wonderful trousers staff will be turning up in but we hope we will once again make our patrons smile as well as raise money for this deserving charity,” Ms Bennet went on.

“We particularly wanted to support the Wallace & Gromit Foundation which organises the event as money raised will fund a broad range of initiatives including art, music and play therapy as well as sensory facilities for children with life-limiting illnesses in hospices and hospitals throughout the country.”

“We hope that our customers will support us on the day and if they too would like to leave a donation for the Foundation then there will be a collecting bowl on the counter of the Coffee Shop,” Ms Bennet said.

Since 2003, Wrong Trousers’ Day has been an outstanding success and raised over £1.3 million for sick children in children’s hospitals and hospices throughout the UK and helped build two new children’s hospitals and a new children’s hospice; provide state of the art equipment; create landscape garden and family accommodation facilities and fund specialist art, play and music therapy projects.




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