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SCORES of staff members and students at The News put on their best Christmas jumpers for a good cause.

Friday, 16th December 2016, 2:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 9:41 am

The team marked Christmas Jumper Day by raising cash to help seven-year-old Joseph Kendrick.

Joseph is the son of football correspondent Paul Kendrick, who works at the Wigan Observer/Wigan Evening Post, newspapers also owned by The News’ parent company Johnston Press.

Joseph has non-ketotic hyperglycinemia - an extremely rare, life-limiting genetic disorder that severely affects his development.

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The charity, Joseph’s Goal, has been set up to raise awareness of the condition as well as to raise funds for research.

Editor Mark Waldron, who was also sporting a grey patterned sweater, said: ‘We are proud to support a fellow member of the Johnston Press team. It was a great way to mark Christmas and really got us into the festive spirit. I wish Joseph all the best and hope our small contribution helps his cause.’

The News’ team and students from Highbury College’s year-long NCTJ diploma in journalism raised £49.45.

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