Save the Children has a fantastically fun fundraising even going on RIGHT NOW to encourage us all to make and wear a Christmas knit.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS!
Make the world better with a sweater on Friday 13 December by wearing a Christmas jumper for the day and giving £1 or more to Save the Children. Or knit a mini jumper for charity – pattern curtesy of Debbie Bliss.
Pin your mini jumper with pride or hang it on your Christmas tree – then spread the good wool by posting pictures on Twitter and Facebook. Tag Save the Children and use #xmasjumperday so everyone can see your crafty creations.
Or if you’d prefer to knit a full-sized snowman jumper – download the FREE snowman sweater pattern from ‘Merry Christmas Sweaters to Knit’ by Sue Stratford.
Or buy the book – packed with festive designs for the whole family – from your local John Lewis store and at least £2.50 will be donated to Save the Children.
Not a knitter – no problem!
Either decorate your own jumper to join in the Festive fun or buy a suitably knitted Christmas jumper from johnlewis.com who are donating £25 from each jumper bought!
Have a woolly fun day at work on 13th December
Get everyone at work to show some good wool by wearing festive sweaters and raising money together. Or split into teams and compete to see who can reach the highest total.
The power of £1
A donation of just £1 really can make the difference between life and death.
Your money could pay for nine sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from deadly diarrhoea.
The difference you could make is amazing, so why not team up with friends or colleagues to raise even more?
Reach £95 and you could pay for a midwife’s training to help ensure babies are delivered safely in the poorest parts of the world.
Come on all you yarn-heads – join in and raise some money for Save the Children.
There are also lots of activities going on in London for the whole family:
SAVE THE CHILDREN’S WOOLLY WONDERLAND
LAUNCHES AT WESTFIELD STRATFORD CITY, E20
- Woolly Wonderland – a 10 day Christmas pop-up for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day launches at Westfield Stratford City, E20
- Sign up for a workshop at www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland
- Wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org
Open from 5th-13th December, Woolly Wonderland is a top-to-toe knitted Christmas pop-up that will feature customisation stations, knitting workshops, storytelling and other fun activities for the whole family; it even includes a photo booth to capture guests in their festive finery. [FULL ACTIVITY SCHEDULE BELOW]
Dom Joly and Mary Portas will be hosting sessions alongside The Gruffalo and Elmer in the Snow to help the whole family get into the festive spirit with story-telling, giveaways and fun activities.
The makeover team for John Lewis will be on hand to help decorate Christmas jumpers at customisation workshops, using fashionable textiles and haberdashery to transform them into exciting additions to this year’s winter wardrobes.
Not content with a touch of customising? Save the Children has a whole host of knitting experts on board to help beginners become pros in no time. Fashion knitters Wool and the Gang’s workshops will cover all the basics skills needed to get knitting Christmas jumpers in no time. Join knitting supremo Debbie Bliss for a festive knitter natter as she shares insider craft tips and runs through an especially made pattern to create a cute mini-Christmas jumper. Or why not come along to best-selling knitting author Sue Stratford’s sessions where she will be sharing her knitting know-how
To sign up for workshops visit www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland
Save the Children’s Woolly Wonderland schedule
John Lewis jumper customisation:
- Friday 6 December 6-7pm; Wednesday 11 December 6-7pm; Friday 13 December 12-1pm
Gruffalo reading and activities:
- Saturday 7 December 12-1pm; Sunday 8 December 12-1pm; Monday 9 December 12-1pm; Monday 9 December 3-4pm; Wednesday 11 December 3-4pm
Elmer in the Snow reading and activities:
- Friday 6 December 12-1pm; Friday 12 December 12-1pm
Debbie Bliss knitting:
- Tuesday 9 December 6-7pm; Tuesday 10 December 12-1pm
Sue Stratford knitting:
- Tuesday 10 December 3-4pm
Wool and The Gang Gets their Knit on:
- Thursday 5 December 3-4pm; Thursday 5 December 6-7pm; Friday 6 December 3-4pm; Saturday 7 December 3-4pm; Sunday 8 December 3-4pm; Sunday 8 December 6-7pm; Tuesday 10 December 6-7pm; Thursday 12 December 3-4pm; Friday 13 December 3-4pm
To take part in Save the Children’s Woolly Wonderland, bring your Christmas Jumper and your imagination down to Westfield Stratford, E20 between 5th – 13th December.
To sign up for a specific workshop visit www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland.
Don’t forget to wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org
For more information and to sign up visit www.christmasjumperday.org.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/ChristmasJumperDay
Twitter – @savechildrenuk #xmasjumperday