Xmas Jumper Event Raises Money For Alzheimer’s Society

Colleagues from across Downton wore their Christmas woolly-pullies on Friday 15 December to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The event raised more than £100 for the organisation which Downton employees have chosen as their charity of the year for 2018.

Christmas Jumper Day is a national event that started in 2012 to encourage companies to allow employees to participate and raise money for various good causes. Like many other businesses, Downton has participated in previous years.

This year company employees including drivers, warehouse teams, head office employees, managers and directors all took part. In addition to designs featuring assorted snowmen, santas, reindeer and elves a few intrepid colleagues went that little bit further by wearing full Christmas-themed costumes. Some of the company’s vehicles even sported jumpers attached to their radiator grills.

Downton Director Kate Downton said: “Christmas Jumper Day is great fun and we’re pleased that so many people were able to take part in what is after all a very busy time of year for us. We’re also pleased that we were able to raise money and awareness of such a good cause which we’ll also be supporting during the coming year.”

You can see a selection of photos taken during the day on the company’s Facebook page.