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Festive jumper fun for Stratford District Council staff

Stratford Editorial 12th Dec, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FESTIVE council staff raised more than a smile as they pulled on their finest Christmas jumpers for charity.

As part of the authority’s monthly dress down day, employees at Stratford District Council donned hats, ties and other festive gear to raise funds for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK.

The charity was founded by former Wellesbourne district councillor Anita Macaulay after her daughter Jennifer was diagnosed with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Having been told there was only a handful of parents who had experience of the condition and with no organisation available to offer support, Anita vowed to change that.

Unfortunately her daughter died aged just seven months and Anita dedicated her life to raising awareness of the condition.

Since Anita’s own death the charity has grown to become the leading one of its kind for Spinal Muscular Atrophy support in the UK.

And staff took the opportunity to get in the festive spirit and help the charity recently raising £127.

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