If you are on social media today it won’t have escaped your attention that today is Christmas Jumper Day.  Everybody is encouraged to wear their silliest, tackiest, most ridiculous Christmas jumper today, and to donate just a couple of quid to Save The Children.  Of course larger donations are always welcomed but £2 can really make a difference.    By donating that amount you will be contributing towards Save The Children’s mission to do whatever it takes to ensure the world;s forgotten children get the chance to have a brighter future.

2016 has really been the year when it has seemed there are more and more children that need our help.   And I fear in 2017 this will only get worse before it gets better.

You can donate by visiting Christmas Jumper Day and donating money.  Or by purchasing something from one of the following partners.

Papa John’s is the headline sponsor and they will dough-nate (did you see what they did there?!) 50p to Save the Children for every XXL pizza sold, including its limited edition festive pizza.   The promotion is on until January 2nd so how about having a pizza with the Strictly final tomorrow night and know that you have done your bit for a good cause?

WH Smith Christmas Jumper Day teddy bear

The above bear is one of two bears on sale through WH Smith for £4.99.  Called Benji and Bruno they have their own festive jumpers and £1 from every bear sold will be donated to Save the Children.

Fisher Price have offered to donate £1 from the sale of 16 of their most popular toys in the Laugh and Learn Range so if you are looking to buy any presents for little people this year do consider doing it from this range of toys.

All money raised from your woolly-wearing could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, help the charity buy nutritious food for their entire family, or set up a safe place to give children the chance to be children again.   It could also help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.

This time last year I was making my own preparations to visit a refugee camp in Jordan so I know first hand the difference just small amounts of money can make.  That every £1 makes a difference and gives the most needy of children the chance to be warm, safe and fed.

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