National Pyjama Day has raised over €1.73 million for children’s charity across Ireland, since its establishment over ten years ago.
Early Childhood Ireland hopes to raise an additional €250,000 this year for the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) Hospice Care for Children Programme.
The annual fundraising event is now in its 11th year and is still going strong as Early Childhood Ireland even had no choice but to make extra orders on registration packs for the event, due to the number of people taking part in this initiative.
Plans for the day include plenty of stories, children’s games, tents, dens, duvets and much more.
As well as all the playful and fundraising element to this event, National Pyjama Day aims to remind families across Ireland about the importance of bedtime routines and reading stories, which help develop language and literature skills in the crucial early years.
It is estimated that more than 1,400 children are living with a life-threatening illness in Ireland, so the funds raised by this event will be used by the IHF to fund five out of eight Children’s Outreach Nurses in the community.
We hope that anyone taking part in this initiative will have a good time taking part in all the fun and contributing towards children’s charities.