Wrong trousers raise cash

Wrong Trousers Day at Sainsbury's.
Wrong Trousers Day at Sainsbury's.

STAFF at Sainsbury’s in Spalding staged a non-uniform day with a difference to raise money for a children’s charity.

Standard workwear was replaced by jeans, leggings, shorts and other casual clothes in support of Wrong Trouser Day, an annual event run by Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation.

The store’s employees were among more than 135,000 people across the UK who took part in the event which raises money for children in hospitals and hospices.

Surprised shoppers repeatedly asked staff for the reason behind the dress-down code, earning plenty of laughs when they gave their answer.

Money donated by staff is still being counted up but the final sum will go towards projects funded by the foundation, including arts and music programmes, play equipment and accommodation for parents of sick children.