Tilly Smith, aged 1.
Pic: Marc O’Sullivan
–Annual event will raise money for charities supporting children with additional needs–
Thousands of children across the country will wear their pyjamas to their childcare settings tomorrow (19.11.21) to mark National Pyjama Day 2021.
Organised by Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, the annual fundraiser is in its 18th year and will see over 50,000 children sponsored by their families to wear their pyjamas to their preschool or childcare setting for the day.
Commenting ahead of the event, Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland said: “Having had to cancel last year’s event, we are so delighted to be bringing National Pyjama Day back again this year. It is fantastic to have over 1000 services taking part and despite the challenges that Covid-19 has thrown at them, they have shown that they are willing to join in this positive, happy event which will raise vital funds for children with additional needs and help hundreds of families in communities right across the country.
“The annual event is always a fun and playful day for the children and staff with activities and challenges happening throughout the day, and what makes it so special is that it’s all about children helping children.”
All funds raised will be donated to three charities that work to support children with additional needs, including: AsIAm, Children in Hospital Ireland and The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
For more information, follow the hashtag online #PJDay21 or visit the Early Childhood Ireland website.