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Tipp taking part in National Pyjama Day

Friday, 10th May, 2019 10:27am
Tipp taking part in National Pyjama Day

The annual fundraising event, National Pyjama Day, takes place this Friday, May 10th.

Tipp taking part in National Pyjama Day

The annual fundraising event, National Pyjama Day, takes place this Friday, May 10th.

Over 30 early childcare services and 1,435 children in Tipperary will take part in the annual fundraising event, National Pyjama Day, this Friday (May 10th). They will join thousands of children nationwide sponsored by their families to wear their pyjamas to preschool. So far, 59,000 children and 1,133 early childcare services across the country have registered to take part.

 

 

National Pyjama Day is organised by Early Childhood Ireland, the national representative body for the early years sector. Once participating children arrive at preschool on Friday, they will take part in activities such as ‘PJ picnics’, den-building, pillow fights, bear hunts, and storytelling. All funds raised will then be donated to charities that work with children with additional needs.

 

Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled that so many early childcare services around the country, including 38 childcare services and 1,435 children in Tipperary, are on board for National Pyjama Day this Friday. Since National Pyjama Day began, pre-school children and their families have raised over €3 million to help support children with additional needs.”

 

Childcare services can register to take part on the day and can download the relevant  fundraising materials from the Early Childhood Ireland website: https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/national-pyjama-day/

 

 

All funds raised through National Pyjama Day go to the Early Childhood Ireland National Pyjama Day Fund. The Fund is administered with support from the Community Foundation for Ireland. Any charities working in Ireland with children with additional needs (aged 0-6) can apply to the Fund for support. Last year, six charities were awarded funding amounting to almost €280,000 in the aftermath of National Pyjama Day: Down Syndrome Ireland, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, the Irish Neonatal Health Alliance, Temple Street Foundation, AsIAm, and ReCreate.

 

 

 

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