MAKE THE WORLD BETTER WITH A SWEATER
Friday 13th December 2013 sees the return of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Jumper Day | 13 December 2013
On Friday 13th December 2013 Save the Children is calling on people across the UK to help make the world better with a sweater and take part in the tradition of wearing a kitsch Christmas jumper in exchange for a £1 donation to raise money for its life saving work with children the world over. Support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day has already started in earnest, with celebrities posing in their festive woollies. Myleene Klass, Julie Walters, Lorraine Kelly, Gok Wan, Rochelle Humes, Erin O’Connor, Lauren Laverne, Alex Jones, Bruno Tonioli, Ashleigh & Pudsey, Arlene Philips, Nate James, Simon Rimmer, Jay Rayner, Daniel Roche, Kate Thornton, Jack Topping, Natasha Kaplinsky and Dom Joly have all dug out their finest Christmas knitwear, ready to wear in support of Save the Children’s Christmas campaign.
Wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at http://www.christmasjumperday.org .You can buy your Christmas jumper from John Lewis, official retail partner of Christmas Jumper Day. £25 from the sale of every jumper in the Save the Children range goes to the charity.
Images of celebrities wearing Christmas Jumpers, the official Save the Children John Lewis Christmas jumpers and gift ideas for all the family can be downloaded from this link: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmaspresspack
Guinness World Record attempt | 13 December 2013
World renowned choreographer Arlene Philips is adding even more excitement to Christmas Jumper Day by leading Save the Children’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one space.
Arlene will be providing a twist to the record breaking attempt by choreographing a Christmas Jumper Day dance routine to Kelly Clarkson’s brand new track ‘Underneath The Tree’ (the first song from Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album ‘Wrapped In Red’) and leading participants in the dance on the day.
Help Save the Children to make history by donning your Christmas jumper and joining them at Westfield London on Friday 13th December – sign up to take part at http://www.christmasjumperday.org/worldrecord and don’t forget to donate your £1 to Save the Children at http://www.christmasjumperday.org. Only pre-registered participants will be given access to the area on the day. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details required to take part on the day.
Notes to Editors
About Christmas Jumper Day:
All money raised from Christmas Jumper Day activities will help save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the world’s poorest countries, more than 7 million children die every year from easily preventable causes like diarrhoea and malnutrition. Simple solutions, like vaccines and mosquito nets save lives – so by getting friends and colleagues to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day on Friday 13th December and donating £1, you can help make a real difference.
You can buy your Christmas jumper from John Lewis, official retail partner of Christmas Jumper Day. £25 from the sale of every jumper in the Save the Children range goes to the charity.
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 http://www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland
• Wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at http://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 http://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 http://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 http://www.christmasjumperday.org