Ipswich Buses gets on board with Woolly Pully Week

Businesses across east Suffolk are donning their silly sweaters to raise money for the local hospice.
Passengers on board Ipswich Buses services this week may notice a difference to their driver’s uniform as all staff have been invited to wear their Christmas jumpers throughout Woolly Pully Week (12-16 December) to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice after the organisation was one of the first to get on board with the festive fundraiser.
Danielle Devonish, Customer Service Manager at Ipswich Buses said: “Ipswich Buses is proud to be supporting St Elizabeth Hospice for Woolly Pully Week. We hope it’s a baa-king success and we raise lots of money for the hospice.
“Staff will be wearing their festive Christmas jumpers to help raise money for the hospice as we know the Christmas period can be a very stressful and lonely time for some. We want to raise money to help the patients and families have a happy Christmas.”
Passengers will also have the chance to donate on the bus with cash or their credit vouchers by places donations in to the charity buckets on board. Those buying a family ticket will also notice that the machine will baa at them as reminder that it’s Woolly Pully Week!
Nikki Brown, Senior Partnerships Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We’re really grateful to Ipswich Buses for taking part in Woolly Pully Week and getting all their staff and passengers involved. This kind of support is really important to us so that we can continue to provide care for our patients and their families at this time of year.
“If you haven’t already signed up to take part, it’s not too late to get your organisation or group involved. All you need to do is don your favourite festive jumper this week and donate to the hospice. We have a wonderful hamper donated by Marks & Spencer full of tasty treats to give away to the best photo we receive of a group in their jumpers so snap away and post this to our Facebook page to be in with a chance of winning.”
Other organisations that are taking part in Woolly Pully Week include Adnams, Barnes Construction, Fred Olsen, Gymaphobics, Ipswich Building Society, Orwell Park School, Riverhills, Suffolk County Council and Willis Towers Watson.

Sign up to receive monthly updates