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Hull MP supports Wrong Trousers Day for sick children

Diana Johnson MP today joined with Oscar-winning animated stars Wallace and Gromit to promote Wrong Trousers Day 2007.

The Hull North MP is encouraging Hull people to get involved with this year’s Wrong Trousers Day on Friday 29 June in aid of children's hospitals and hospices.

On 29 June people in Hull can help the Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to reach their target of one million participants by ‘Getting their kit on’ to raise money and help improve the quality of life for children in hospitals and hospices all around the UK.

This year’s Wrong Trousers Day has a sports theme - Get your Kit on. Participants pay £1 for the 'right to look wrong'. Hull people wishing to take part in the event should visit www.wrongtrousersday.org to register for a free Wrong Trousers Day fundraising pack.

Diana Johnson MP said: “Wrong Trousers Day is great opportunity to raise money for a superb charity in a fun way.

“Each year the Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation raises hundreds of thousands of pounds to provide activities for some of Britain’s most poorly children who are undergoing traumatic treatment in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

“I would encourage people here in Hull to log on to the Wrong Trousers Day website and join in.”

Nicola Masters, Director of Wallace and Gromit's Children's Foundation, said: “A million wrong trousers means £1 million for sick children in the UK. Wear your wrong trousers on 29 June, and help us reach the magic million for the kids who need it most.

“Register online today and your £1 will contribute to a better tomorrow for the children we support.”

The campaign, organised by Wallace and Gromit’s Children's Foundation and supported by sanofi-aventis, is also on the look-out for the team sporting the ‘wrongest legwear.’ Anyone has the chance of competing against wrong-trousered celebrities in an online public vote for the dubious honour of the ‘Wrongest Wrong Trousers in the UK’.