CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
ON Friday 15 December, people will be donning their favourite festive outfits to take part in the annual Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day. Here’s how you can join in, too!
MAKING THE WORLD BETTER WITH A CHRISTMAS SWEATER
This year, festive knits will be worn across the country in schools, homes and offices for Christmas Jumper Day! More than five million people in the UK are expected to take part, with everyone helping to raise much-needed funds for Save The Children. We need your help to get everyone wearing their daftest and most wonderful woollies, too.
The money raised through this fun woolly-wearing day could help to give a child living in a refugee camp clothing to keep them warm throughout winter and make sure they have nutritious food, or it could help to set up a safe space to give them the chance to be children again. Donations could also help with education, healthcare, protection and food for the millions of children around the world who sadly do not have access to these basic essentials.
Save The Children works to help provide children in 120 countries food and water, safety and the education they need to survive, helping children living in the toughest places.
Twelve-year-old Whisnu has been in a wheelchair for four years. He became ill with bone tuberculosis, causing the bones in his knees to join together and leaving him unable to walk. Save The Children works with Whisnu’s family to ensure he isn’t held back because of his disability. They helped him go to school and have an education, and support his mum and four siblings.
Whisnu said: “If I needed to go out, Mum would carry me on her back. It’s better now I have the wheelchair. I can move it forwards, backwards and turn it. I sit on it in the classroom. Mum helps me put on my uniform. I get onto my wheelchair and cross the street to school.”
Your donations and support can help children like Whisnu to overcome the obstacles they face.
A range of celebrities have shown their support for the campaign this year, including Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Nick Grimshaw, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Peter Andre, James Blunt, Amanda Holden and Eamonn Holmes.
WHSmith are also selling two Christmas Jumper Day teddy bears named Bruno and Benji, with £1 from each sale going to Save The Children.
Simply wear your best Christmas jumper on Friday 15 December and go to
christmasjumperday.org to sign up for your own free fundraising pack.
You can also organise some fun activities to do on the day, including a bake sale, Christmas Carol-oke or an arts and crafts fair.
To sign up, visit christmasjumperday.org For more information, visit www.savethechildren.org.uk
The First News team show off their festive gear!