A DARLINGTON hospice is encouraging people to try something a bit different to raise money – by wearing their onesie to work.

St Teresa’s Hospice has taken on the nation’s latest fashion trend and announced that Friday, February 15, will be Darlington Onesie Day.

The charity is asking as many people as possible to spend the day walking around Darlington in their one-piece and raise funds for its work.

Onesies, which look like a giant baby-gro, have become a must-have fashion item and have celebrity fans including Brad Pitt, Kate Moss and Cheryl Cole.

Hospice director Jane Bradshaw said: “When a member of our team mentioned that she wished she could wear her onesie to work, we immediately realised what a great idea that was.

“We’re hoping that all of our brilliant supporters across the town will ‘onesie-up’, have a fun, hilarious day and help us raise money for a great cause.”

For anyone who doesn’t own a onesie but would still like to show their support, they can still make a donation to pay the ‘onesie waiver’, and help support the charity anyway.

Among those taking part are the staff of Starbucks, Darlington, including shift co-ordinator Becky Middleton, who said: “I can’t think of anything better than wearing your pyjamas to work – especially when it’s for a great cause.”

For more information on the Onesie Day, please call St Teresa’s Hospice on 01325-254321. Photos from the Day can be posted to the Hospice’s Facebook page or tweeted to @StTeresas with the hashtag #onesieday.