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PORT OF TYNE LIGHTS UP CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Employees at the Port of Tyne have been putting on their festive jumpers to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Employees at the Port of Tyne have been putting on their festive jumpers to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Dayang Darnell, Port Security Officer at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal in North Shields, has been lighting up Christmas Jumper day for the past five years with spectacular outfits - covered in hundreds of lights. This year Dayang was determined to go the extra mile to raise Christmas spirits.

Dayang, 54-years-old from Longbenton in Newcastle, said: “I know I say it every year but it really is going to be hard to beat this year’s outfit.

“I’m still recovering from foot surgery so I thought I would decorate a mobility scooter to look like Santa’s sleigh.

“It’s taken months to create my outfit this year and I hope to raise as much money as possible for Save the Children.”

In support of Save the Children – employees at the Port also organised a Christmas raffle with prizes generously donated by customers and suppliers.

In total through a combined fundraising effort Port employees hope to raise over £1,000 for Save the Children – enough to buy 10 emergency shelters, 50 educational books and 100 rehydration kits to help treat malnourished children.

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