BOLTON Hospice is encouraging local businesses, community groups and workplaces to wear a Christmas jumper to raise money for its Jolly Jumper Day.

The event will take place on Wednesday, December 16 across Bolton, where everyone who takes part donates £1 to the cause for a chance to wear their festive knitwear.

The hospice can provide companies with posters to promote the day, as well as a free fundraising pack.

Those who take part are urged to send the hospice their pics to and the fundraising team will upload to the Jolly Jumper gallery on Facebook.

For a free fundraising pack and more information, call Kathryn on 01204 663055 or email