A Sussex mum’s pyjama appeal in memory of her daughter

A mother in Brighton has collected hundreds of pyjamas in memory of her daughter to give to young people in hospitals and hospices this Christmas.

Terri Plummer, who lives in Brighton, started the ‘Terri’s PJs Appeal’ last year after her 21-year-old daughter, Jessica-Jayde Allen died from a rare form of cancer in 2017.

Terri spoke to More Radio News:

“In the twenty months that she [Jessica-Jayde] was terminal, she helped a lot of children, teenagers and young adults…

“… suffering from mental illness, chronic illness and children that were losing their hair and advising them with wigs and make-up.”

Terri told us that Christmas was Jess’s favourite time of year and said:

 “It helps us as a family, knowing that we are doing a good cause.”

So far over 350 pairs of pyjamas have been donated to this year’s appeal.

Terri and her team are collecting new pyjamas up until December, 15.

After then, they will deliver pyjamas to some hospitals and hospices in Sussex for staff to give to children to unwrap on Christmas Eve.

If people would like to donate new pyjamas to Terri’s PJ Appeal, click the link to their Facebook page here.

Jessica-Jayde Allen