This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday December 14
Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress and donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser.
From knits festooned in jingling bells to jumpers covered in lights, shiny neon tinsel and technicoloured baubles, Save the Children is expecting over 5 million people across the UK to take part in the biggest, silliest Christmas Jumper Day ever. Whether it’s with Christmassy colleagues, sparkly school friends or just you and your merry mates, by sticking on a fabulously festive knit, signing up and donating £2 to Save the Children (£1 if you’re at school) at christmasjumperday.org, you will be helping give children hope for a better future.
This year, a range of celebrities have co-knitted to Christmas Jumper Day, including Katie Piper, Kimberley Wyatt, Gary Kemp, Aston Merrygold, Binky Felstead, Georgia Toffolo, Joel Dommett and Love Island’s Eyal Booker, Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay, who have all popped on a festive pullover to mark their support for the campaign.
To help ready shoppers for the big day, some of the UK’s leading retailers will also be selling exclusive products for women, men and children which carry a donation to Save the Children’s vital work – helping the charity build a better future for children in the UK and around the world.
The Amazon Fashion UK Christmas Jumper Store will be live until the December 31. For every eligible Christmas Jumper [or Christmas clothing/accessory] purchased from the Christmas Jumper Store on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 20 per cent to Save the Children.
Save the Children and Selfish Mother will join forces for a third year with a new series of slogan sweatshirts. The range of unisex, organic cotton sweatshirts come in black or red with festive gold slogans: PEACE, LOVE, HOPE AND JOY. They will be priced at £55 with a 50 per cent donation to Save the Children and exclusively available to pre-order from Selfish Mother’s online shop, ‘The FMLY Store
WHSmith has teamed up with Tom Fletcher to launch the first ever Christmasaurus cuddly toy, based on his bestselling book The Christmasaurus and designed in partnership with the leading author. This festive friend will be sold exclusively by WHSmith for £14.99 with a £3 donation to Save the Children. A limited edition of The Christmasaurus book will also be sold for £6.99 with a 50p donation to the charity’s vital work.
Peppa Pig loves Christmas, everyone loves Christmas…This year Entertainment One’s (eOne) Peppa Pig will be teaming up with Save the Children to support the biggest Christmas Jumper Day yet! There will be a range of Peppa Pig Christmas goodies to spoil your little piggies – including a Peppa Pig Christmas Puzzle and a range of Christmas jumpers.
For more information and to sign up, visit christmasjumperday.org