This year, local MP Huw Merriman has popped on a pullover and posed for a photo to mark their support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign which took place on Friday 14th December. Now in its seventh year, Save the Children is asking even more people across the UK to join the woolly revolution and help make the world better with a sweater.
Since its launch in 2012 the fundraising event has raised over £17million for the world’s most vulnerable children. Over 5 million people across the UK are set to take part this year with schools, homes and offices 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, Save the Children is hoping that 2018 will be the biggest, silliest Christmas Jumper Day ever.
Huw Merriman MP said:
“"I'm delighted to support Christmas Jumper Day, it’s a fantastic cause that does so much good, raising money and awareness for children here in the UK and around the world. Millions of people up and down the UK will be pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children, and it’s great to be a part of it.”
It’s really easy to take part - all you have to do is sign up at christmasjumperday.org then get family, friends and colleagues involved and donate £2 (£1 for school children). By supporting Save the Children and taking part in Christmas Jumper Day people can help save lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, and give children living in poverty here in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential. Whether that’s giving a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, helping to buy nutritious food for their entire family, or setting up a safe space to give them the chance to be children again.