We are very excited about having a festive wear day for anyone who works, in one way or another, at home. I have until recently always worked in large offices, all of which would get involved in charity fundraising, from talent shows to cake sales. It added a camaraderie to the workplace and a level of collective fun.
Working from home
When I started working from home in a little office of two people, plus a cat, I floated the idea to my partner Phil that we needed a Christmas jumper day (this changed to festive wear when I decided I might want to wear my Xmas dress!). With only a small amount of persuasion I had recruited him to the idea and we had also convinced two other people we knew.
It was at this point that we realised there must be other people out there who would be keen to do the same, and to join together online to share photos and fun whilst raising money for an amazing cause.
The MS Trust was without question always the charity we wanted to support. Phil lives with MS, as does his brother, and the MS Trust has been a vital resource for our family. From the advice available on how to discuss MS with our children, through to the knowledge that they will be with us every step of the way when we need them.
How you can get involved
If you are at home during the day and want to join in a collective charity event, join us on Wednesday 14 December for a day wearing festive wear. Do you have a Christmas dress, tie or jumper? Throw it on and donate to the MS Trust to raise money for something good.
Don't just keep it to yourself though, share a picture of your festive wear online with #Xmas4MS and join in with the fun while you donate.