Offices and workplaces throughout the city were full of people lounging in their onesies; all in the name of charity.
Everyone from students to solicitors in Preston donned their onesies to raise money for the Space Centre.
Even Preston’s Guild Mayor Coun Carl Crompton put on his skeleton onesie and BBC Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore wore an elephant onesie.
Onesie Day is one of several initiatives that aims to raise money for the Space Centre in Pedders Lane, Ashton, which provides vital services for severely disabled people. The centre has been open for almost 20 years and helps people living throughout Lancashire.
However, the centre is in dire straits due to a lack of funding and £800,000 needs to be raised to allow the centre to continue to provide their services.
Hilary Holden, the centre’s community fundraiser who wore a ladybird onesie, said: “There seems to be an awful lot of people involved, Preston Council, the colleges and the university are all taking part. We won’t know until next week how much we have raised. The response has been absolutely amazing. I’m absolutely thrilled that everyone has got behind it.”
Coun Carl Crompton, Preston’s Mayor, added: “I think it is an admirable charity and they are in a predicament that’s not their making and any help we can give them at all we will.”
60 members of staff at Tandem Law in Salter St, Preston all took part in the day, wearing either their onesies or pyjamas. Trainee Lawyer Chris McCrudden spearheaded the law firm’s charitable efforts and said that “it was a “great way to start the day.”
He continued: “To be honest when I first suggested it I was rather sceptical with it being a solicitors’ office and people with clients in. But it has just been terrific to have so many people involved.”
If you would like more information or to help the centre visit www.saveourspacecentre.org.uk.