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Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day

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Two policemen at work joining in wrong trousers day event. Companies and corporates wear non-uniform to raise money for charity in Bristol. The photo is showing people can get involved in Wallace & Gromit's Wrong Trousers Day at work, through their company or corporate.

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Wrong trousers on, people! Join the most unique dress-down day of the year – inspired by Wallace & Gromit.

The idea is simple: find your weirdest, wackiest trousers and donate for the right to look wrong. Whether you parade your pyjamas, shimmy around in sequins or have fun in some funky flares, all you have to do is get your family, friends, pupils or colleagues to choose their trousers.  

All the money raised brings smiles to sick children at Bristol Children’s Hospital and St Michael’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Are you a school? 

It’s time to make the classroom your catwalk… Join schools across the South West and sign up for a fun-filled fundraising day your pupils will love. We’ve got lots of fun activities and worksheets for you to download.    

Get your workplace involved

Take dress-down Fridays to the next level and wear some ludicrous legwear loud and proud in the office. Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day is a great way to bring colleagues together for a good cause. Take part any time and on any day that suits you.

Download your free resources

Help your fancy dress day get off to a flying start with our downloadable resources. Think colouring sheets, posters, bingo, recipes, office sweepstakes, bunting, and more. Check it out.

Don’t forget to share your photos and stories on FacebookXInstagram, or LinkedIn and tag us using #WrongTrousersDay. We can’t wait to see your fundraising efforts!


Take a look at 2023’s antics…

From an aquarium to solicitors and schools, people all over the South West got stuck into Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day. Here are just some of our highlights.


Register for your Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day pack and let us know if you are taking part with your school, workplace or with friends and family. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to kick off your event with a bang.

No, you don’t! If our official date, which is yet to be announced, doesn’t suit you, choose your own instead. Just make sure you register to let us know that you are taking part so that we can send you a certificate when your fundraising is over. Also, remember to share your wonderfully wacky Wrong Trousers Day pictures with us on Facebook, X, Instagram, or LinkedIn and tag us at @TheGrandAppeal using #WrongTrousersDay. We can’t wait to see your efforts!

Yes! Once your fundraising is finished, let us know and we will send you your official thank you letter and certificate with your fundraising grand total for you to display.

If you have been given any cash donations, we have several options for paying this in:

1. Pay it into your bank and then self-donate the money to your page.

2. Pay it into your bank and make a donation online via our website, via cheque or via bank transfer. You can then add the money to your page as an ‘offline donation’ so that it shows as part of your grand total. You can find a guide on how to do this here: How to add offline donations to your page.

Ask your supporter to pay it in via one of the above options.

The difference you make

Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day is all about having fun! But there’s an even bigger reason behind it. By signing up to wear your weird and wacky legwear, you’ll become a fundraising hero for sick children and their families.

All money raised supports Bristol Children’s Hospital and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital to help fund life-saving equipment, medical research, accommodation for families and much more. So dig out your legwear and show your support – register now for Wrong Trousers Day 2024.

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