When is Christmas Jumper Day 2022 taking place?
The national Christmas Jumper Day 2022 by Save the Children will take place on Thursday 8th of December. It is taking place on a Thursday instead of a Friday this year but don’t worry, you can celebrate it on any day you want. On Christmas Jumper Day, everybody is encouraged to bring their festive spirit to school or work in the form of their favourite Christmas jumper. Those taking part can wear a Christmas jumper they already own, decorate an existing jumper with festive decorations, or even knit their own.
What is national Christmas Jumper Day 2022?
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event which takes place to raise money for the charity Save the Children. The day encourages everyone to see the world as we hope our children do: a colourful place, full of magic and happiness. To join in with Christmas Jumper Day 2022, simply wear a Christmas jumper to school, work or wherever you are going on the 8th of December. Make sure you donate £2 to Save the Children to make your contribution count.
This year is even more special. The UK government has promised to give the same amount as you give. Every time you give £2 to Save the Children, they will also give £2.
How can you donate on Christmas Jumper Day?
All the money raised goes towards helping children around the world who are currently living in poverty. The charity helps to provide food, shelter, and education for the children, aiming to give them a better quality of life. Save the Children also ensures that children have access to medical treatment, including vaccinations that will keep them safe against disease and infection.
How do I donate to Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day?
Taking part and donating is super simple, just follow the steps below.
- Sign up
- Claim your JustGiving page (this one’s optional but makes things easier!)
- Get your fundraising resources (our friends at JustGiving will email them)
- Get your jumpers to celebrate the best day of the year
- Donate your team’s fundraising on JustGiving any time (or via the Save the Children website from mid-October).
Every little donation adds up to help many children. £2 can buy important tools to help medical clinics stay sanitary. £10 can buy antibiotics to help five children beat malnutrition. £60 can buy books and toys to support children from struggling families in England. £100 can buy a complete first aid kit for a health worker in Somalia. That’s big!
Who are Save the Children?
Save the Children are an international children’s charity which works in over 100 countries. They are working to provide every child with the right to learn, good food to fuel their bodies and medicine when they’re sick.
For over 100 years, we’ve fought for a fairer world for children. Together with families, supporters and partners, Save the Children work to help every child get the future they deserve.
When was the first Christmas Jumper Day?
The first Christmas Jumper Day took place on December 14th, 2012. It had been proposed by Save the Children as a way to highlight the plight of millions of children worldwide who are living in poverty. It got the endorsement of numerous celebrities and ran under the slogan of ‘make the world better with a sweater’.
Over time, the event has grown to become a major force for charitable donations in the festive period. Save the Children have said that national Christmas Jumper Day has already raised over £18 million for children domestically and around the world. It is thought that approximately 15,000 schools take part in the event every year – and every year the number of participants only climbs upwards. Last year, over 4 million people got their holiday knitwear out for Save the Children! Workplaces all over the country get involved and wear their most festive outfits to support this brilliant cause.