It’s that time of year again. The time for festivities is drawing nearer, the tinsel is hanging off the tree, and Smith Jones are donning their Christmas Jumpers along with thousands of other people to raise valuable funds for Save the Children UK.
Save the Children is a charity that aims to save the lives and build better futures for children all around the world. In 2016 alone, the charity managed to help 22 million children. Throughout the year, they organise various running, walking and cycling events to raise money and awareness for issues which affect children around the world every year.
One event that is held annually is Christmas Jumper Day and encourages companies and groups to share in the festive spirit and get involved to raise money. The event was first organised by Save the Children in 2012 and has since become a Christmas tradition. This year Christmas Jumper day is on Friday the 15th of December, and all you have to do to get involved is wear a Christmas jumper and donate £2 to Save the Children.
Donations and legacies are the second biggest form of income for Save the Children, accounting for over a quarter of generated income. This money is invested into projects to aid children all over the world, projects to provide necessities such as food, education and medicine to the people who need it most. Donations this year can help to provide a blanket or hat to keep a child warm. It could be the difference between a warm meal or no meal. It could provide medicine to protect children from deadly diseases.
As Specialist Personal Injury Solicitors, we see a lot of people affected by accidents, whether they have been injured themselves, or someone they care about has been injured. As such we would like to thank everyone who is taking part in such a vital fundraiser and to thank those who have joined us in supporting Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day.
“Christmas Jumper Day is a great way to have fun and raise staff morale whilst raising money for a great cause. It’s wonderful seeing everyone dressed up, joining in and getting into the festive spirit.” – Ann-Marie Bradley, HR Manager, Smith Jones Solicitors
If you want to get involved and spread some Christmas cheer then you can find more information at: https://christmasjumperday.org/?_ga=2.261694733.1027830709.1512651470-1932558756.1511269492 or follow Save the Children UK or #ChristmasJumperDay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
 Save the Children, Now More than Ever: Annual Report 2016, 28, 47 <https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/global/reports/annual-report-save-the-children-uk-2016.pdf>