It’s nearly time to root out that fabulously hideous Christmas jumper. Oh stop acting like you’re too cool for a tinsel-adorned Rudolph knit complete with flashing LED lights, everyone loves a good Chrimbo sweater. For the past couple of years, Save the Children has been raising money with its #xmasjumperday and this year it’s taking it one step further with a celebrity Christmas jumper jumble sale.
So if you’re already bored of last year’s Santa sweater and fancy something new then head over to Westfield Stratford City on November 18 for a sweater swap. A group of celebs have donated their jumpers to the cause and by donating £2 to Save the Children you’ll have the chance to exchange your festive fleece for a celebrity knit.
Celebrity jumpers up for grabs include those worn by Erin O’Connor, Fearne Cotton, Jessica and Mark Wright, Frankie Bridge, Una Foden and her baby Aoife Foden, Union J, Joey Essex, Lydia Bright, Myleene Klass and Marvin and Rochelle Humes. There are also Asda jumpers worn by Jon Snow, Kate Garraway and Paul O’Grady and loads more. The jumper jumble will be open from 8am until 9pm and more woolies will be added throughout the day. A celeb jumper isn’t guaranteed though (so don’t go trolling us if you don’t get one) but you will get a new jolly jumper – plus you’ll also help a really great cause.
The money raised from this campaign will help to treat children suffering from life-threatening diseases; just a teensy donation of £2 will pay for life-saving antibiotics to save three babies suffering from infections. You could literally be a life-saver!
If you’re a bit sentimentally attached to your Christmas jumper and don’t want to part with it, then get it washed and ready for Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 12.
Tweet and Instagram your sweater selfie and make sure you donate and use the hashtag #xmasjumperday.