4:00pm Friday 13th September 2013
By Marion Sauvebois
CASUAL Friday's relaxed dress code was taken to a new extreme when Airbus employees turned up to their Filton office sporting cosy onesies.
More than 20 staff swapped their suits and ties for the more comfortable pyjamas raising around £800 for the manufacturing firms' partner charity Alzheimer’s Society.
The popular all-in-one style, usually worn to bed, was spotted as employees queued for coffee and went about their daily tasks around the site.
Designs worn ranged from Kermit the Frog, Daisy Duck and Minnie Mouse to Tigger.
Hayley Christopher-Lee, Airbus Charity Challenge joint Coordinator added: "It was a fun discussion to have in a meeting as there were lots of admissions about owning onesies, with some owning more than one!"
Bethan Wood, Corporate Fundraiser at Alzheimer's Society said: "We are delighted with the support we have received from Airbus since the start of our partnership in January 2013.
"The enthusiasm we have seen from their employees has been fantastic and fun events such as this onesie day have been brilliant to help raise money and awareness of our cause. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far you are making a real difference to people living with dementia".
Alzheimer’s Society was selected as Airbus in the UK’s new charity partner for the 18 months following a staff vote at the company’s plants at Filton and Broughton in North Wales.
Airbus is hoping to raise more than £200,000 to help people with dementia and their carers.
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