Staff at a Doncaster bingo hall donned onesies to banish the blues on what is said to be the most depressing day of the year.
East Laith Gate’s Mecca hosted the charity event on Monday – known as Blue Monday.
Originally identified in 2005, the third Monday in January has come to be known as ‘Blue Monday’ as millions of Brits struggle with Christmas credit card bills, failed post-festive diets and gloomy weather.
However, this year, employees and customers brighten up their day by wearing onesies to raise a smile and much needed funds for Carers Trust, Mecca’s nominated charity which helps the millions of unpaid carers across the UK.
Sarah Whittaker, general manager at Mecca Doncaster, said: “It’s no big secret that January is a depressing month as the post-Christmas holiday blues set in.
“The onesie charity event was a great opportunity to make people smile and for customers to enjoy a fun day out with friends and family, whilst helping to raise funds for a very worthy cause.”
Pushpinder Gill, senior fundraising manager at Carers Trust, said: “We all need help and support sometimes.
“When your family or friends grow old or ill, you may find yourself looking after someone you love on a part-time, or even full-time, basis. That’s when you become a carer.
“The money raised by Mecca has helped us set up dedicated grant funds for carers across the UK, providing basic household equipment for those in financial need.”