I’m a big fan of a Christmas jumper and I’m lucky that my children share my love of getting wrapped up all warm in something cosy and cute. I packed my two year old and one year old off to nursery today wearing matching jumpers, a bit like the one my son’s wearing in this picture:
Each proudly put £2 in the collection box to raise money for Save The Children and skipped off to meet their friends who were also dressed in similarly adorable outfits. Don’t you just love this time of year?
But as I thought about it more on my way home, I realised the reason we do this is because not all families are as comfortable as mine. Some children will be spending this Christmas in poverty and all the money raised on Christmas Jumper Day goes directly to help them. Not only did this want me to put more money in the nursery collection pot (which I will do at pick-up time) but to question how I could do more.
I have a few ideas:
- Buy Tom Fletcher’s Christmasurus for my son. 50p from the sale of each book and £3 from the sale of the cuddly toy go to Save The Children. Available exclusively at WH Smith.
2. Buy my daughter a Peppa Pig puzzle, knowing that £1 from each sale goes to Save The Children (£9.99 at
3) Buy one less present for each child and donate money online to Save The Children on their behalf. If you fancy doing the same, visit https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/donate