Alec Shelbrooke MP vows to wear onesie in the House of Commons if fundraising target reached

York Press: Fundraising MP vows to wear onesie in the House of Commons Fundraising MP vows to wear onesie in the House of Commons

AN MP could break new ground in the home of British politics if his bid to help a North Yorkshire children’s hospice reaches its target – by wearing a onesie in the House of Commons.

Alec Shelbrooke, who represents Elmet and Rothwell, has vowed to don the jumpsuit to work as long as at least £5,000 is raised for Martin House Children’s Hospice at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, which provides care and support for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses.

His contribution to the hospice’s Good Night Sleep appeal – encouraging people to wear their pyjamas to work and raise £120,000 for the charity – was launched this week.

Mr Shelbrooke said he would walk through the Division Lobby of the Commons wearing the onesie if he gets the necessary support.

Donations, which had reached £277 yesterday can be made at Mr Shelbrooke’s JustGiving page or posted to him at the House of Commons, with cheques made payable to Martin House Children’s Hospice.

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9:09am Fri 17 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

I'm happy to donate to this good cause, but I'm damned if I'll do it in such a way as to help a Tory self-publicist act the goat in Parliament.

If he's that keen to help the appeal, maybe he could donate his 11% pay rise.
I'm happy to donate to this good cause, but I'm damned if I'll do it in such a way as to help a Tory self-publicist act the goat in Parliament. If he's that keen to help the appeal, maybe he could donate his 11% pay rise. Fat Harry
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9:13am Fri 17 Jan 14

oi oi savaloy says...

just wondering as hugh bailey ever done any fund raising for charities in york for york people??
just wondering as hugh bailey ever done any fund raising for charities in york for york people?? oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 5

9:58am Fri 17 Jan 14

myselby says...

Perhaps Mr Shelbrooke, could donate the £6,000 the Stalbury Trustees gave to him. I'm sure he can manage with out it. or match pound for pound the donations out of his pocket ?
Perhaps Mr Shelbrooke, could donate the £6,000 the Stalbury Trustees gave to him. I'm sure he can manage with out it. or match pound for pound the donations out of his pocket ? myselby
  • Score: 5

1:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

powerwatt says...

myselby wrote:
Perhaps Mr Shelbrooke, could donate the £6,000 the Stalbury Trustees gave to him. I'm sure he can manage with out it. or match pound for pound the donations out of his pocket ?
You do realise that money isn't for him but to pay for his campaign. Same as all parties have to raise funds for.
[quote][p][bold]myselby[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Mr Shelbrooke, could donate the £6,000 the Stalbury Trustees gave to him. I'm sure he can manage with out it. or match pound for pound the donations out of his pocket ?[/p][/quote]You do realise that money isn't for him but to pay for his campaign. Same as all parties have to raise funds for. powerwatt
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2:48pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

excellent cause. i'd double my donation if he wears a teletubby onsie.
excellent cause. i'd double my donation if he wears a teletubby onsie. Archiebold the 1st
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9:52am Sat 18 Jan 14

Micklegate says...

oi oi savaloy wrote:
just wondering as hugh bailey ever done any fund raising for charities in york for york people??
Nope, but he has only been the MP for 21 years and is rarely in York more than one day a week so give him a chance.
[quote][p][bold]oi oi savaloy[/bold] wrote: just wondering as hugh bailey ever done any fund raising for charities in york for york people??[/p][/quote]Nope, but he has only been the MP for 21 years and is rarely in York more than one day a week so give him a chance. Micklegate
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