Port of Tyne lights up Christmas Jumper Day

Employees at the Port of Tyne have been pulling on their favourite festive knits, wacky woollies and sparkly sweaters all in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day charity appeal.

On Friday 15 December employees dressed down for £1 with all the proceeds going to Save the Children.

Port Security Officer at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal, Dayang Darnell literally lit up the day with her Christmas jumper - covered in hundreds of lights and jingle bells, it had taken Dayang two months to make. 

Colleagues at the Port’s International Passenger Terminal had been eagerly waiting to see Danyang’s latest outfit – which she wore on Christmas Jumper Day and raising lots of smiles from passengers passing through the terminal.

Dayang, 53-years-old from Longbenton in Newcastle, said: “I’ve been wearing something Christmassy and fundraising through my darts team for four years now, but it’s going to be hard to beat this year’s outfit.”

In support of Save the Children there was also a Christmas raffle with prizes generously donated by customers and suppliers.

In total through a combined fundraising effort around £1,000 was raised for Save the Children – enough to buy 50 hats and blankets to keep children warm, 100 rehydration kits, and 150 educational toys to help change a child’s life. 

Notes to Editors:

  • The Port of Tyne is one of the UK's major deep-sea ports - operating in bulk and conventional cargo, car terminals, cruise and ferry, logistics and commercial property
  • Overall the Port of Tyne adds some £680 million gross value added to the economy of North East England supporting over 14,000 jobs directly and indirectly 

For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager – Port of Tyne

Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mob: +44 (0)79123 90777 

E: lisa.donohoe@portoftyne.co.uk

Web: www.portoftyne.co.uk Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne