For many Brits, this Friday (15th) is a day they’re hotly anticipating. It’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Since its launch in 2012, Christmas Jumper Day has become embedded as a quintessentially British Christmastime workplace tradition.
What is Christmas Jumper Day?
To find out more about Christmas Jumper Day, head to the Save the Children website. The charity first introduced Christmas Jumper Day in 2012 and thousands of people across the country take part in donning their wackiest, tackiest jumper, covered with anything and everything Yule-related, including Christmas lights, baubles, puddings and snowmen.
How does Christmas Jumper Day help to raise money for Save the Children?
A Save the Children initiative which launched with the slogan “make the world better with a sweater”, people who wear their Christmas jumpers are encouraged to give a £2 donation to whoever is championing Christmas Jumper Day at their workplace.
You can also participate at your school or just among your friends and family. And if your workplace hasn’t already signed up, you can do so here.
According to the Save the Children website: “Your jumper could be the difference between a hot meal or no meal. It can help bring essential healthcare, education, protection and food to millions of children around the world who are missing out on these basics.
“Your support can protect children from easily preventable yet still deadly diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. And it can help us reach children who are forgotten simply because they were born in a remote village, because they’re girls or refugees, have a disability or are from a minority group”.
How can I take part in Christmas Jumper Day?
Do I really need to ask? Just throw on a Christmas jumper and donate £2 to Save the Children. It’s fun, easy and makes a world of difference.
To find out more about Christmas Jumper Day, head to the Save the Children website.