Christmas Jumper Day: When is it, why does it take place and where to buy Xmas jumpers that will last

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Either you love it or hate it, but either way wearing your Christmas jumper every year is worth it to raise money for a good cause. The festive day is often encouraged at work or in school, but this year we’re providing you with all the encouragement you need to get involved and answering all your burning questions while we’re at it. We might be in the midst of a global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in the Xmas spirit!

When is Christmas Jumper Day 2020?

As Christmas Jumper Day takes place on a Friday in December every year, this year it will be on Friday, December 11th. Get ready to dig out your festive knits!

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about this year’s Xmas Jumper Day

Why does Christmas Jumper Day take place every year?

Christmas Jumper Day is an event organised by children’s rights charity Save The Children. It first took place in 2012 and has been running every year since.

Adults taking place are asked to donate a minimum of £2 to the charity, while schools, nurseries and youth groups ask for a donation of £1 from participants.

How do I donate to Save The Children?

Often workplaces will send a collection around the office to make it easier for you to donate or create a fundraising page, but if you’re a freelancer, a company owner, or simply want to donate independently, you can call the Save the Children Supporter Care team on 020 7012 6400 or create your own fundraising page online for the event.

More recently, the charity has offered support to children suffering in Lebanon after the Beirut explosion as well as those in Yemen as the war continues.

You can also register for Christmas Jumper Day here.

Will it still run despite Coronavirus?

Christmas Jumper Day is still set to run despite the pandemic. Whether you’ll be going into the office on December 11th or working from home, WN is encouraging everyone to take part and to upload their festive knits to Instagram.

Where can I buy a decent Christmas Jumper?

If novelty Xmas jumpers aren’t your thing, we’ve got you.

There are plenty of knits that you can pull off all year around, meaning less waste and more wear. Here are some of our favourites.

Jumper, £120, & Other Stories – buy now
Jumper, £29.99, Zara – buy now
Mango Christmas Jumper, £49.99
Jumper, £49.99, Mango – buy now

For more Christmas jumper inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of the knits that will see you through the whole winter. Read it here.