Wightlink staff got well and truly into the festive spirit last week whilst raising money for good causes at the same time.
Scores of staff responded to a request to go to work on Friday (23rd December) in Christmas garb and to take with them a donation for homeless and domestic violence charities through the Empower Centre, Portsmouth.
The result was a cocktail of garish jumpers, Santa hats, reindeer horns and in the case of Portsmouth Gunwharf team leader Adam Shackleton, a lovingly baubled beard. More importantly, parcels worth over £500 were donated by staff. Donations included food, toiletries and toys for children.
Sara Howden, Wightlink’s Customer Services Manager, said:
“Many staff throughout the company really entered into the spirit of things and turned up to work in all sorts of festive costumes.
“It was a chance to have a bit of festive fun but at the same time, help people for who Christmas can be a difficult time.”