Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again this year for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 13th December. Whether it’s at school, nursery or a youth group, we’re calling on children across the UK to swap their uniforms, for their silliest, most wonderful woollies and donate £1 each to help raise money for the world’s most vulnerable children both here in the UK and around the world.

In 2018 over 14,000 schools and nurseries took part, helping to raise over £4million. This year Save the Children wants the annual festive fundraiser to be the biggest yet. To ensure every child can take part Save the Children are encouraging schools to organise Christmas Jumper ‘Swap Shops’ or host crafting sessions to show pupils and parents that they don’t need to invest in a new knit each year.

Schools can sign up at and they will receive a free fundraising pack, full of handy tips on planning a great day. Other ideas, to raise more money and make the day even more fun, include:

  • Christmas bakes – hold a bake sale at school and get all the children involved, by creating some fun jumper-themed cupcakes and biscuits
  • Tinsel the teacher – teachers get sponsored to spend a day in full Christmas fancy dress, promising that, the more donations they receive, the more ridiculous they’ll look
  • Carol-o-ke – organise a Christmas jumper sing-along where people battle it out to see if they really have the Christmas carol x-factor

Save the Children would like children across the UK to get involved at school and help create a brighter future for children around the world. All money raised through this wacky woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe space to give children the chance to be children again. It could also help bring essentials like healthcare, education and protection to children around the world to give them a better start in life.

Help us make it the biggest, most jingly and joyful Christmas Jumper Day ever.

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