It’s coming up! Yes, this year, Friday the 12th December will see the nation donning Christmas jumpers once more, all in aid of Save the Children. It’s now in it’s third year, and I do like to see how it’s bringing the good old Christmas jumper back.
It’s really easy to take part – all you have to do is sign up at www.christmasjumperday.org, get family, friends and colleagues involved, make, borrow or buy a festive sweater, wear it on Friday 12 December and donate! We’re asking grown-ups for a suggested donation of £2 and school children for £1, and to recognise your generous support, the government will double your money – matching every pound you give. To donate via text message, you can text TeamCreate to 70050 – or if you sign-up online you can create your own unique text code.
By supporting Save the Children and taking part in Christmas Jumper Day and donating just £1-£2, you’ll help save lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, and give children living in poverty here in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential. Just £1 could buy antibiotics to treat three newborn babies with potentially deadly infections and £2 could buy 18 sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea. And with match funding from the government this year, your donation could help twice as many children, so there’s never been a better excuse to get everyone participating!
George at Asda are official partners this year, and I’m liking….
Have you got your jumper yet? I’ll be wearing mine on the 12th, donating, and a selfie shot seems in order that day, too, doesn’t it? You can follow along with the #XmasJumperDay hash tag, too.