Wrong Trousers Day

Wandsworth ABC Selfstore wore all the wrong kinds of trousers to help raise funds and improve the lives of sick children.

Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity is a national charity raising funds to improve the lives of sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

The charity supports hundreds of projects in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, a range of arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care.

All money raised from Christmas Jumper Day will go towards helping the most vulnerable children in the world. Globally, 6.6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year, most from easily preventable illnesses like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Some don’t survive simply because they can’t get enough nutritious food.

Since 2003, Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity has given over £2 million in grants to 291 projects in 93 different hospitals and hospices, providing life-saving medical equipment, free family accommodation, a range of arts, music and play therapy programmes, sensory equipment and facilities and respite care.

We support regional and local children's hospitals and hospices, and ensure that our grants benefit local communities throughout England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We are the only children's charity supporting sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Since its establishment, the charity has been supported by Aardman Animations, whose Oscar-winning characters Wallace & Gromit spearhead our fundraising. The founding Directors of Aardman Animations, David Sproxton and Peter Lord, as well as the Creator of Wallace & Gromit, Nick Park are Trustees of the Charity.