Wear your Christmas Jumper for Save the Children

The festive adverts are on the TV and the shops are already decked with tinsel and plenty of outlandish seasonal jumpers – just in time for Christmas Jumper Day 2021 on Friday, December 10.

Save the Children is once again asking as many people as possible to join the fun to raise funds to help them support children and families in need all year round. With the pandemic impacting the charity’s funds, the organisation hopes that more people will help to spread Christmas cheer and raise vital funds for the charity.

Launched in 2012, Christmas Jumper Day has raised more than £25m to help children and families in the UK and around the world – and it’s almost time for communities to come together again in jolly jumpers and donate to Save the Children.

Taking part is easy and fun – and over 21,000 workplaces and 1.2 million workers have already signed up this year to spread joy on the day.

Over 7,500 schools, youth groups and nurseries across the UK have decided to get involved – and all are inviting pupils to swap their uniforms for a seasonal sweater on December 10 and donate a pound to the charity.

Celebrities are also joining the campaign with Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway pledging to wear her silliest sweater, alongside Spice Girl Emma Bunton, sports commentator Alex Scott and Dr Ranj Singh.

TV star Holly Willoughby is also supporting the campaign, saying: “It’s now more important than ever that we support charities like Save The Children so they can continue their vital work with children in the UK and across the world.”

There are plenty of festive options in the shops – but taking part does not have to be expensive – you can make, upcycle, borrow or swap a sweater to wear on the day – the more sparkles and jingle bells the better!

Save the Children are suggesting donations of £2 per adult and £1 per child, saying that £2 could help “warm some tummies, save some lives, and change the future. That’s big.”

Register for a free online fundraising pack at the Save the Children website.