Onesie charity event in Northampton to held banish ‘Blue Monday’ - the most depressing day of the year

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Wear a onesie and raise money for charity as part of an event in Northampton to banish the January blues.

The onesie charity event will be held at Grosvenor Casino in Northampton tomorrow (Monday) which is known as Blue Monday as it’s said to be the most depressing day of the year.

Originally identified in 2005, the third Monday in January has come to be known as Blue Monday - as millions of Brits struggle with December credit card bills, failed post-festive diets and gloomy weather.

This year the casino in Northampton has decided to help customers brighten up the day by encouraging them and staff to put on a onesie.

All the money raised will then be donated to the Carers Trust - Grosvenor Casino’s partnered charity which helps the millions of unpaid carers across the UK.

Barry Carter, general manager at Grosvenor Casino Northampton, said: “It’s no big secret that January is a depressing month as the post-Christmas holiday blues set in. The onesie charity event will be 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.”

Senior fundraising manager at Carers Trust, Pushpinder Gill, added: “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 Grosvenor has helped us set up dedicated grant funds for carers across the UK, providing basic household equipment for those in financial need, skills training and holidays giving individuals time out from their caring role to relax.”

To make a donation to Carers Trust, visit www.justgiving.com/RanksCaresOnesieDay.

To find out more about this event, go to www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/northampton or contact the sales team on 01604 624916.

Over 18s only and photographic ID will be required for all new customers.