Every year, millions of children around the world die before their fifth birthday from easily preventable diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. Many more are forgotten simply because they were born in the wrong place, or because they are girls, refugees, disabled or from a minority.
In a new Christmas tradition, children’s charity – Save the Children, ask communities across the country to raise money by wearing their most silly Christmas jumper and donating just two pounds to support the work they do.
What impacts can your donation have?
- It gives children from Surkhet district, mid-Western Nepal, access to after school clubs which help to educate them about the dangers of child marriage.
- It could also help bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support.
How can you get involved?
There are loads of ways to get involved, from wearing a jumper and donating money to holding fundraising events. Head over to the Christmas Jumper Day website to find out more.
If you’re wearing a Christmas jumper today, like we are, to support the campaign, take a picture and tweet it using the #ChristmasJumperDay hashtag.