Tuesday 10 December 2013

Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day Friday 13th December

Did you know about Save The Children's Christmas Jumper day on 13th December, and their other fab events?! Woolly Wonderland – a 10 day Christmas pop-up for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day launched at Westfield Stratford City and Wear your Christmas jumper and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org

Woolly Wonderland

Open from 5th-13thDecember, Woolly Wonderland is a top-to-toe knitted Christmas pop-up that will feature customisation stations, knitting workshops, storytelling and other fun activities for the whole family; it even includes a photo booth to capture guests in their festive finery. 


Dom Joly and Mary Portas will be hosting sessions alongside The Gruffalo and Elmer in the Snow to help the whole family get into the festive spirit with story-telling, giveaways and fun activities.

The makeover team for John Lewis will be on hand to help decorate Christmas jumpers at customisation workshops, using fashionable textiles and haberdashery to transform them into exciting additions to this year’s winter wardrobes.


Not content with a touch of customising? Save the Children has a whole host of knitting experts on board to help beginners become pros in no time. Fashion knitters Wool and the Gang’s workshops will cover all the basics skills needed to get knitting Christmas jumpers in no time. 

To sign up for workshops visit www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland

Save the Children’s Woolly Wonderland schedule

John Lewis jumper customisation:

·         Wednesday 11 December 6-7pm; Friday 13 December 12-1pm

Gruffalo reading and activities:

·         Wednesday 11 December 3-4pm

Elmer in the Snow reading and activities:

·         Friday 12 December 12-1pm

Wool and The Gang Gets their Knit on:

·      Thursday 12 December 3-4pm; Friday 13 December 3-4pm

To take part in Save the Children’s Woolly Wonderland, bring your Christmas Jumper and your imagination down to Westfield Stratford, E20 between 5th – 13th December.

To sign up for a specific workshop visit www.christmasjumperday.org/woollywonderland.

Don’t forget to wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org. Save the Children is calling on people across the UK to help make the world better with a sweater and take part in the tradition of wearing a kitsch Christmas jumper in exchange for a £1 donation to raise money for its life saving work with children the world over. Support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day has already started in earnest, with celebrities posing in their festive woollies.  Myleene Klass, Julie Walters, Lorraine Kelly, Gok Wan, Rochelle Humes, Erin O’Connor, Lauren Laverne, Alex Jones, Bruno Tonioli, Ashleigh & Pudsey, Arlene Philips, Nate James, Simon Rimmer, Jay Rayner, Daniel Roche, Kate Thornton, Jack Topping, Natasha Kaplinsky and Dom Joly have all dug out their finest Christmas knitwear, ready to wear in support of Save the Children’s Christmas campaign.

Wear your jumper on Christmas Jumper Day on 13 December and donate £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org .You can buy your Christmas jumper from John Lewis, official retail partner of Christmas Jumper Day. £25 from the sale of every jumper in the Save the Children range goes to the charity.

Guinness World Record attempt | 13 December 2013

World renowned choreographer Arlene Philips is adding even more excitement to Christmas Jumper Day by leading Save the Children’s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one space.

Arlene will be providing a twist to the record breaking attempt by choreographing a Christmas Jumper Day dance routine to Kelly Clarkson’s brand new track ‘Underneath The Tree’ (the first song from Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album ‘Wrapped In Red’) and leading participants in the dance on the day.

Help Save the Children to make history by donning your Christmas jumper and joining them at Westfield London on Friday 13th December – sign up to take part at www.christmasjumperday.org/worldrecord and don’t forget to donate your £1 to Save the Children at www.christmasjumperday.org. Only pre-registered participants will be given access to the area on the day. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary details required to take part on the day.

All money raised from Christmas Jumper Day activities will help save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In the world's poorest countries, more than 7 million children die every year from easily preventable causes like diarrhoea and malnutrition. Simple solutions, like vaccines and mosquito nets save lives – so by getting friends and colleagues to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day on Friday 13th December and donating £1, you can help make a real difference.

For more information and to sign up visit www.christmasjumperday.org

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I've got a jumper, I can't wait to join in. How about you?!