We all get caught up in the festive season, but let us take a minute to donate to the save the children 2014 campaign and wear our Christmas jumpers with pride, knowing it can saves lives.
If you haven’t heard of save the children’s Christmas jumper day it’s the charities third year raising £1.6 million to date. The charity itself allows us to simply wear that amazing Xmas pullover and donate a little money whilst doing so for a full day.
Believe it or not, but for every single pound we all donate to this amazing charity the UK aid will match your donations, doubling every penny.
Why is it so important to take part?
There are children in this world who are less fortunate than ourselves and our own children. They don’t have the same medicines, food and government support that we do. Just £2 could literally save a child’s life by paying for much needed antibiotics treating not one but three babies with infections.
The save the children charity works in 120 countries worldwide, saving children’s lives, fighting for their rights, allowing every child to reach their full potential.
Where did the save the children charity begin?
Almost a 100 years ago two sisters had a vision to protect the needs and rights of children all over the world. Learn how the founders of the amazing organisation Eglantyne Jebb & her sister Dorothy Buxton set this fund at a public meeting in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Now their vision is continued and supported all over the world.
Wearing your Christmas jumper,donating and having fun seems a small price to pay to save children.
How will you celebrate your Christmas jumper day?
Ways you, your school, organisations, friends & family can sign up to take part save the children Christmas jumper day on Friday 12th December to sign up!
- At my school or club
- At Work
- With Friends or Family
- Just me in my jumper
I will be supporting this charity and I am sure many others will be doing so too, now you know a little more about it, buy your Christmas jumper and show the world what you have got to give during the festive period. Before you can also download a free craft guide for e-mail sign up, providing you with lots of crafty things to do on the day itself, look at what you get.
- Knit mini Christmas jumper bunting, or your own mini penguin in a Christmas jumper decoration, using Sue Stratford’s great patterns.
- Craft Christmas jumper cards by following Red Ted Arts’ step-by-step guide.
- Bake gingerbread jumpers with blogger What Kate Baked delicious recipe.
- When you’re done, join our crafty community online by taking a photo of what you’ve made and posting it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to tag all your posts #teamcreate and #xmasjumperday
What are you waiting for join in on this year save the children Christmas jumper day fun.
This post has been written to raise awareness for this exceptional charity.