Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is almost upon us and all over the country work colleagues and school children are donning the kitsch and joining in – hoorah!
But, what about those of us working from home, those of us who are stay at home mums or dads, those of us who don’t have a bunch of colleagues to meet up with at the water cooler or over a coffee? Never fear! Thinly Spread, Save the Children, NetMums Bloggers, Tots100, BritMums, MumsNet Blogger Network, Love All Blogs and Blogs Up North are all coming together on Friday 13th from 1-2pm for a Christmas Jumper Day Bloggers (and blog readers) Twitter Party!
I’m hoping lots and lots of you will pull on your pullovers, post a selfie and pass over your pound to help us make the world better with a sweater!
How Can You Join In With #XmasJumperDay?
- Buy, borrow or make your own Christmas jumper ready for Friday 13th (get family members involved – is there anything cuter than a baby in a Christmas jumper?)
- Join us at 1pm on Friday 13th, wearing your Christmas Jumper, maybe with some antlers on your head, mince pie and mulled wine at the ready
- Take a selfie and share it on Twitter then have a nice natter about all things Christmas – pop it on instagram to0!
- Pay your pound!
Text TEAMTHINLYS to 70050 or pay in here *
- Use the hashtag for all your #XmasJumperDay tweets so we can see them
- If you’d like to blog about it I’d love you forever – ask for a blogger kit in the comments below and I’ll get one out to you!
‘I Haven’t Got A Christmas Jumper, What Shall I Do?
Grab a plain jumper, wrap some tinsel around your neck, pin a few baubles to your chest or go the whole hog and get the sewing kit out! It’s an excuse for sequins, glitter, pom poms and over the top fluffiness! It’s about having fun and raising money – my lot quickly went from serious to this:
What Happens to the Money? What is Christmas Jumper Day?
You give a pound or more, it helps children – simple! 99p of every pound donated will go straight towards helping children and even £1 is a powerful thing, it can buy:
- one day’s high-nutrient food to help treat a severely malnourished child
- nine sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea
- antibiotics to treat three newborn babies with potentially deadly infections
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual fundraiser organised by Save the Children, celebrating the festive season and raising money at the same time. Celebrities have been sporting kitsch woollies, John Lewis are selling jumpers with £25 of the price going to Save the Children, Woolly Wonderland has been drawing the crowds and world renowned choreographer Arlene Philips is adding even more excitement on the day by leading Save the Children’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one space! For more details look here but if you still need convincing, watch this – I’ll see you on Friday!
STOP PRESS! I’VE JUST HEARD THAT WESTFIELD HAS ANNOUNCED : For every blogger who uploads a post about the campaign, along with a festive shot of themselves in a Christmas jumper, £10 will go to Save the Children. Be sure to tweet the link to your blog post to @westfieldlondon so that we know you’ve taken part, and let your readers know about all of the Save the Children events that are going on at Westfield London over the festive season.