It gets pretty cold over in UK, so we hope all you British girls are wrapping up warm this winter! This year, why not do something good and don a Christmas jumper for charity? December 14th is Christmas Jumper Day, and charity Save the Children are encouraging us all to wear a cosy woolly jumper and support their efforts to help kids in developing countries.
Save the Children works in many of the world’s poorest areas, providing life-saving items and services such as mosquito nets, blankets, vaccines and treatment for sick kids. Money raised on Christmas Jumper Day will go towards helping children all over the world, from Uganda to Palestine, Afghanistan to Haiti and beyond.
Christmas Jumper Day 2012 has support from lots of famous names, such as Ugly Betty’s Ashley Jensen (pictured), radio presenters Lisa Snowdon and Lauren Laverne, and TV presenter Myleene Klass, who says:
"Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is the perfect excuse to wear your festive woolly with pride, whilst helping to save children’s lives. I’ve visited Save the Children’s work in Bangladesh so know just how far your donated £1 can go. I’ll be buying crazy knits for my friends and family to ensure they are all taking part on December 14th."
If you live in the UK and want to help, why not ask your teacher if your class at school can get involved? Head to savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day for more information - or, if you’re feeling really crafty, to download some free knitting patterns!