What Is Christmas Jumper Day?

What's it about and should you take part in it?
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Not a fan of festive, Christmas jumpers? Wearing one for a good cause might just change your mind. And that’s exactly what Christmas Jumper Day is all about!

Each year, millions of people in the UK and Ireland wear fun jumpers to raise money for underprivileged children. 

Aside from raising awareness about the program, people are also encouraged to donate £2 (or £1 for schools and youth groups) to its organiser, the children’s charity Save the Children.

Anyone can take part in the initiative, so definitely do so if you’re inclined! 

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What day is Christmas Jumper Day?

It’s held on a Friday in December — though Save the Children says you can do it any time that suits you. But doing it with millions of people sounds more fun, right? So mark you calendars. In 2021, it’s slated for December 11. That gives you enough time to sort through your jumper selection.

What happens on Christmas Jumper Day?

People wear their chosen festive sweaters and donate. But posting on social media to encourage others to do the same and raise awareness is, of course, recommended as well. 

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How do you donate?

If you’re donating by yourself (and are not part of a group or aren’t donating through your workplace), you can do so by connecting directly with Save the Children and signing up. 

You will then be given a text code that you can use and share with others in order to be able to donate. You can also claim a Just Giving page, which contains a QR code that helps you and your donors to pay safely. There’s also Save the Children’s Pay-In form, with which you can donate directly.

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