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World Christmas Jumper

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12 Dec 2014
Friday 12th December is known as Christmas Jumper Day and it is a charity event aimed to raise money for Save the Children. To date, Christmas Jumper Day has raised £1.6 million for Save the Children by people up and down the nation popping on their beloved Christmas jumpers and donating a pound or two, and this year the government has promised to double the money raised which means they'll be matching every pound that is donated.

Save the Children is an international children's charity based in the UK which supports both emergency and long-term relief and development projects in 120 countries. Last year, Save the Children helped 15.4 million children across the world. 

Save the Children is aiming to 'make the world better with a sweater' and not only will the money go to children in third world countries but also in the UK. In the UK, there are 3.5 million children living in poverty and worldwide 6.6 million children die before their fifth birthday from curable conditions.
Christmas jumper day has been such a great success in the previous years that in the first year that the day took place in 2011, Amazon reported a 600% increase in the sales of Christmas jumpers.

The most common Christmas jumpers designs bought were of snowflakes, reindeers and Father Christmas according to a survey carried out by Save the Children.

Have you been involved in Christmas Jumper Day? Let us know... 
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