Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again this year as Save the Children’s annual fundraiser Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday 15th December. Whether it’s at school, nursery or a youth group, Save the Children is calling on children across the UK to swap their uniforms, for their daftest, most wonderful woollies and raise money for children around the world.
From knits festooned in jingling bells to jumpers covered in lights, Save the Children is expecting over 5 million people across the UK to take part in the biggest, silliest Christmas Jumper Day ever. Simply by sticking on a fabulously festive knit, signing up and donating £1 to Save the Children at christmasjumperday.org, you will be helping to give the world’s forgotten children the chance to have a brighter future.
Schools can sign up at christmasjumperday.org and they will receive a free fundraising pack, full of handy tips on planning a great day. The more money raised, the more children Save the Children can help, which is why there are also plenty of ideas of ways to raise even more by organising things like:
- Christmas bakes – hold a bake sale at school and get all the children involved, by creating some fun jumper-themed cupcakes and biscuits
- Festive fancy dress teacher – teachers get sponsored to spend a day in full Christmas fancy dress, promising that, the more donations they receive, the more ridiculous they’ll look
- Sweater singalong – organise a Christmas jumper sing-a-long where people battle it out to see if they really have the Christmas carol x-factor
- Christmas Crafty Competition – kids pay an extra £1 to enter a crafty competition to see who can make the most original design
- Jumper Hunt – Set up a jumper scavenger hunt where pupils follow curriculum based clues to collect jumper decorations and the final prize, a plain Christmas jumper. They then have 10 minutes to create the craziest Christmas sweater imaginable!
All money raised through this wacky woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help to buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe space to give children the chance to be children again. It could also help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.
Help make it the biggest, most jingly and joyful Christmas Jumper Day ever #christmasjumperday