Posted on Monday, October 15 2012 at 8am
There’s something so delightfully kitsch about a well-designed Christmas jumper that even the most persistently chic among us can’t resist them, as Save the Children seem to have figured out!
The charity is asking knitters to knit up the brightest, boldest Christmas jumper or even jumpers in preparation of 14 December 2012, the newly branded ‘Christmas Jumper Day'.
Knitwear designer Debbie Bliss is already on board and has created a gorgeous reindeer knitting pattern for children available in three different sizes - 2/3 years, 4/5 years and 6/7 years. The unique knitting pattern will available to download for £2 from Save the Children’s website.
The charity would love you to make to make and donate jumpers to fuel demand. Jumpers for all ages and sizes can be donated to any of Save the Children’s 120 charity shops across the UK, or can be sold via eBay with donations gifted to Save the Children.
Then on 14 December 2012, Save the Children will invite everyone, knitters and non-knitters alike, to wear a festive jumper for the day and make a £1 donation to the charity too.
All money raised from the knitting pattern and from Christmas Jumper Day will go towards helping save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children, by funding things like vaccinations and mosquito nets – so your bright and cheerful Christmas jumper can make a really make children’s lives brighter and more cheerful too!