Rebekah Mills, left, with Hugh the mascot and Sue Lane. Picture: Tony Jones

Businesses and schools across West Norfolk are being encouraged to pull on their pjs and get behind a new fundraising day for The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

The hospice, based in Hillington, hopes as many people as possible join in with ‘Don’t be blue, take your bed to work with you’ event on Monday, January 26.

Fundraisers are being asked to wear their pjs, onesies, slippers and dressing gowns after making a donation to Tapping House.

The day is commonly known as Blue Monday and is reportedly  the most depressing day of the year.

A hospice spokesman said: “Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, but by the January 26 the credit card bills will have appeared, the diets will have begun to fail, the weather will still be cold and miserable, and getting out of bed in the morning will be increasingly difficult.

“Everyone can spend the day in their comfiest pjs with a hot water bottle and pillow while at work, people can even take their favourite teddy to work or school to help them through the day.

“Furthermore, everyone can spend the day knowing that they are really helping a fantastic local charity to raise funds to support local people when they need it most.”

To sign-up or find out more, call the fundraising team on 01485 601701 or visit the website: www.norfolkhospice.org.uk