ANYONE visiting Greenlight Gateway On Wednesday 13th March would have been forgiven for rubbing their eyes in disbelief….everyone was dressed in their finest pyjamas, onesies and dressing gowns all to do something funny for money and Comic Relief. And what craic they all had as they celebrated Red Nose Day 2013 by strutting their stuff to raise buckets of cash for Comic Relief!
You are never far from a laugh at Greenlight. And yes, It all seemed like a joke to the rest of the team when Una McCambridge, Joanne Quinn and the group of trainees joked about donning their pyjamas to raise some money and laughs, not for themselves but Comic Relief. The joke soon became reality as sponsorship forms were produced and a plan hatched which saw everyone at Greenlight’s Garden Centre, Coffee Shop and Ann Street Shop decked out in their best pyjamas.
For the more modest, Dressing gowns were an essential but top marks for bravery, goes to the onesies and Ann McIlroy’s very daring leopard all in one suit, complete with tail. At least some of the men, including Frank Nealis were able to dig out their ‘hospital pyjamas’ for the occasion and not let the side down.
A special mention though has to go to Anthony Forsythe for collecting the most sponsorship for Comic Relief
By raising cash this Red Nose Day, everyone at Greenlight was helping to change lives forever.
For the team at Greenlight Gateway having a laugh is all part and parcel of a days work. At no time is this more true than Easter when for the whole of Easter week the Garden Centre and Coffee Shop are a hive of activity, games, egg hunts, flowers and food. With the Easter Bunny there each lunchtime throughout the week there will be plenty of surprises for everyone. This year the Coffee shop will be open all week for cooked breakfasts from 9am and there will be daily lunchtime specials and afternoon teas as well as full evening meals.
Much credit is due to all those who did something funny for money this year and to the young and adult trainees and staff at Greenlight Gateway who raised a smile as well as over £400 to support the great work of Comic Relief.