I’ve just stumbled across my Mum in tears. As she types, the Save the Children ad is on the TV. Lots of incredibly cute children. None of them in very happy places Coincidences are sometimes handy.
For she was planning a flippant post about Christmas Jumper Day. After all, the wearing of a jumper (other than those of a very fine knit cashmere) is something she would ordinary never contemplate. Others conspired to put her off course, as I brought home a letter from school announcing my involvement in Christmas Jumper Day. Knowing I would relish it, she popped out to get me a perky pullover.
Next Daddy needed one. Apparently, following his big marketing presentation, the whole office are donning silly sweaters in aid of Save the Children. The Bug already had his Santa jumper, and so she set off to acquire one last jumper for Daddy.
But really, whilst we’re all having our fun, there is a much more serious side to what we’re doing. Money raised from Christmas Jumper Day activities will help save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the world’s poorest countries, more than 7 million children die every year from easily preventable causes like diarrhoea and malnutrition. Simple solutions, like vaccines and mosquito nets save lives – so by getting friends and colleagues to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day on Friday 13th December and donating £1, you can help make a real difference.
What is Christmas Jumper Day?
On Friday 13th December 2013 Save the Children is calling on people across the UK to help make the world better with a sweater and take part in the tradition of wearing a kitsch Christmas jumper in exchange for a £1 donation to raise money for its life saving work with children the world over.
How you can get involved in Christmas Jumper Day
If you can’t quite bring yourself to silly up for Christmas Jumper Day, there are other ways to help.
- Check out Save the Children’s press page, where you will find gifts and stocking fillers for all the family.
- Or simply text TEAMTHINLYS to 70050 to donate £1 on Friday.
- If you’re on Twitter, you can join in a twitter party with all the main parent blogger networks on Friday from 1pm. Using #xmasjumperday, post a selfie of you in your festive jumper, to help spread the word for Save the Children.
- Donate any amount online at Save the Children.
So, us three have donned our Christmas jumpers. Will you? And more to the point, will Mummy commit Christmas fashion altruism and post a selfie on her blog? You’ll have to check back on Friday
For more from bloggers on Christmas Jumper Day, follow these links:
- How to spice up an old jumper for Christmas Jumper Day, by Me and My Shadow.
- Plus 2 Point 4 shows us which celebrities are involved in Christmas Jumper Day, and gives more details about how you can get involved.