A HOSPITAL has celebrated a successful year of fundraising with a Christmas jumper day.

Staff and consultants at BMI Goring Hall Hospital in Worthing have raised more than £5,000 this year for local and national causes.

Consultant foot and ankle specialist Adam Ajis said: “It’s amazing that our team come together and celebrate by giving to charity, and have fun while they do it.”

Throughout the year the team has done skipping, made cakes and held raffles for charity, as well as taking part in the South Downs trek in September.

A Christmas fair and a make-up workshop for patients who had undergone chemotherapy raised £800 for Cancer United.

The team also raised more than £334 for domestic abuse charity Safe in Sussex and £334 for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, as well as £340 for Children in Need.

The team got in to the festive spirit with cosy jumpers showcasing Santa Claus, Rudolph, and elves, and clinical services manager of imaging, Pip Torelli dressed as a penguin for the day.

The Christmas jumper day made more than £100 for Save the Children.

Executive director Nichola Evans said: “I’m incredibly proud of our team for coming together and doing so much for charity.

“We are proud to support the local community with fundraising and we will continue to do so every year.”