Set aside the bag of bah humbugs and join the hospital charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day this Friday.

Over and Above is urging workplaces, schools and anyone who feels festive to don their Christmas pulleys and help raise money for the charity’s new Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal at North Devon District Hospital.

Ask your friends and colleagues to donate a pound or two, or whatever they can spare, and send it to the charity at the address below, or donate online at www.overandabove.org.uk.

Many of the hospital staff are taking part too. Although uniformed staff cannot wear their jumpers, they still want to take part and will be wearing Christmas socks for the occasion.

Fundraiser Julie Whitton, said: “Every year this event brings a smile to everyone’s faces. It is light hearted and fun, and of course very glittery! It gets us ready for the Christmas season.”

Send your Christmas Jumper Day totals to: Over and Above, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB.