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Scots urged to don their Christmas socks like Lewis Capaldi for CHAS Festive Friday

Lewis Capaldi poses in his Christmas socks last year, to help raise awareness of Festive Friday, CHAS's Christmas appeal.
Lewis Capaldi poses in his Christmas socks last year, to help raise awareness of Festive Friday, CHAS's Christmas appeal.

The Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) is gearing up for its annual Festive Friday.

The charity is urging people across Scotland to wear something festive on December 13, to raise much-needed funds this Christmas.

Last year, people across the country donned their Christmas jumpers, socks and hats, including Scottish global superstar, Lewis Capaldi, who showed his support for the fundraising campaign by posing in his Christmas socks.

In 2018, CHAS’s Christmas appeal raised more than £13,000 to support the work of the charity, which provides specialist care for children and families with life-shortening conditions.

There are hundreds of families in Scotland with a child approaching the end of their life and through its hospices, home-care services and hospital presence, CHAS is committed to making sure that no matter how little time those families may have together, it is filled with happiness.

Sarah Secomes, Head of Community Fundraising at CHAS, said: “Lewis is just one of the many Scots who took part in Festive Friday last year and we are hopeful for even more people to do so in 2019.

“The initiative helps us raise essential funds and awareness of the work our dedicated support staff and volunteers deliver for families across Scotland.

“Festive Friday couldn’t be easier to take part in, and I’d encourage people to dig out your silliest Santa hats, sparkliest socks and jolliest jumpers and help families this Christmas. Visit our website and request a fundraising pack to help your Festive Friday sparkle like Lewis’!”

To find out more about CHAS’ Festive Friday, click here.