On 14th December, more than 250,000 people (and counting!) will be wearing a festive woolly to school, offices and workplaces all across the UK, with everyone taking part donating £1 to Save the Children.
Think fluffy nosed reindeer and cross-stitched snowmen! Anyone can take part – you can decorate an everyday jumper with tinsel and baubles, rescue an old one bought in a moment of festive joy, or even knit one if you've got the skills – it's completely up to you.
Money raised from Christmas Jumper Day will help bring life-saving care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the world's poorest countries almost 7 million children die every year from easily preventable causes like diarrhoea and malnutrition. Simple solutions, like vaccines and mosquito nets, save lives – so your knitted jolly jumper could make a real difference.
We want to spread the word far and wide to get as many people as possible involved in a day of jumper joy on 14th December.
At the fabulous knitting event I went to last week, we got to have a play with the knitting patterns Debbie Bliss had designed. You can make your own cute little egg cozies too - patterns are here *grins*
Or, if you're feeling brave (and speedy), adult size Christmas jumper patterns for the event are here.
I was honoured to be part of the campaign, and I'm not the only one. Celebrities are also joining in the fun...
For all your social media needs, here are the links:
- Web page: www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/xmasjumperday
- Twitter: #xmasjumperday