Tenants, support staff in the Wilberforce houses, and staff at the head office, turned up for the day in pyjamas and onesies for the first Wilberforce Pyjama Day on 6 February.
Not being any moving equipment around on the day, Compliance and Quality Coordinator (and our Health & Safety hotshot) Alan managed not to haul anyone up for dangling pyjama cords.
It all began when Rehabilitation Officer Martin refused to believe that a member of staff would wear a tie to a function: “If he does, I’ll come to work in my pyjamas”, Martin declared. And so he did.
Everyone paid a small fee for the privilege of not ‘dressing appropriately’ that day and some acquired some sponsors, so a small amount on money was raised, all to be used towards activities for people with multiple disabilities – tenants and those from the local community – in the Wilberforce Living&Learning Zone at the Wilberforce headquarters in Huntington.