20 May 2016
The Grand Appeal launches Wrong Trousers Day 2016
Get your weirdest, wackiest and most wonderful trousers at the
ready: Wallace & Gromit's Wrong Trousers Day is back!
Inspired by the classic Oscar®-winning Wallace & Gromit
film,The Wrong Trousers,onFriday 24 Juneschools, offices, groups
and individuals from all over the South West will be donning their
own "wrong trousers" to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the
Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.
The annual event gives schools, companies, clubs, societies and
individuals the chance to celebrate their craziest clothing, and
The Grand Appeal is urging supporters across the region to get
It couldn't be simpler to take part, just pay £1 to ditch the
dress code and step out in something sillier. Everyone and anyone
can join in and you can dress up in whatever you want, from sports
kit and sparkly sequins to funky flares and fake fur - even a tutu!
On Wrong Trousers Day, it's right to look wrong!
Nick Park, the creator of Wallace & Gromit, and Aardman
co-founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton were among supporters
across the region who posed in their own wrong trousers to launch
this year's event. The trio were photographed on set at Aardman
Also donning some unusual uniforms ahead of this year's Wrong
Trousers Day were the University of Bristol Medical School Rugby
Team, officers from the Avon and Somerset Mounted Police and
students at Bristol Tae-Kwon-Do Academy, part of the South West
TAGB, in Redfield.
The Grand Appeal is celebrating its 21st anniversary
this year and recently announced it has raised £40million since it
was founded in 1995.
Nicola Masters, director, The Grand Appeal, said, "The Grand
Appeal's first Wrong Trousers Day was held back in 1997 and took
the South West by storm. Since then, the event has raised more than
£1.5 million for sick children. This year's Wrong Trousers Day is
taking place on Friday 24 June and we're calling on schools,
companies and groups across the region to help us make it bigger
and better than ever!
"We hope to see thousands of people taking the opportunity to
dig out their very best wrong trousers for the day. Whatever you
wear, make it right to look wrong and help us raise even more vital
funds to transform the lives of critically-ill children at Bristol
Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and director ofThe
Wrong Trousers, said, "Wrong Trousers Day is always such cracking
fun. It's a really simple way to help The Grand Appeal support sick
children and their families, and the best part is absolutely anyone
can get involved! I hope that people across the South West are
inspired to follow Wallace's lead and wear their wrong trousers on
Friday 24 June."
This year's Wrong Trousers Day is once again sponsored by
Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, the UK's largest provider of
specialist medical nutrition products.
Cem Kucukcan, General Manager, Nutricia Advanced Medical
Nutrition, said, "We are proud to support such a fantastic event
which helps bring everyone together and have fun, at the same time
as raising awareness of the charity and raise funds which in turn
brings much needed support for those families locally. It is
amazing to see just what people do have tucked away in their
For more information and to sign up for your Wrong Trousers Day
fundraising pack, visit www.wrongtrousersday.org
The Grand Appeal funds lifesaving medical equipment, pioneering
facilities, arts, music and play therapy and family accommodation
at Bristol Children's Hospital. In the last 21 years, the charity
has raised more than £40 million.
For more information on how you can support The Grand Appeal in
its 21st anniversary year, visit www.grandappeal.org.uk.
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