By 9.10am this morning staff and officers at GMB’s Wakefield office had raised £75 for the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Appeal, just by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a small donation to a fantastic cause. And it’s not too late to spread the ‘jumper joy’ and donate a few quid!! You can donate through the region by simply sending a cheque made payable to GMB (don’t forget to let us know who you are and to say it’s for the Christmas Jumper Appeal) and we will do the rest.
Extract from Save the Children website
What is Christmas Jumper Day?
We’re asking people to make the world better with a sweater by wearing a Christmas jumper for the day and donating to Save the Children (we’re asking grown-ups for a suggested £2 and schools and children for £1 per woolly).
So dig out your winter knitwear and join us! If you don’t own a festive sweater you could tinsel up an ordinary jumper, go all out with sequins and snowmen, or even knit your own.
When is it?
Christmas Jumper Day 2014 is on Friday 12 December.
Can I do it at another time?
Yes! We’d love as many people as possible to organise their Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 12 December, but if you can’t make this date then please pop on your pullovers any time around Christmas.
Who can take part?
Everyone! We want to spread the jumper joy to offices, schools and homes around the country. So get your workplace, school, friends and family involved, and help us raise as much as we can to help transform children’s lives.