Today's the day! The fairy-lights are twinkling, the bells are jingling and if it’s like our office, you’re all overheating…
Today thousands of people up and down the UK, including us here at Plantation Shutters, have started their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children. We have of cause been wearing our Christmas Jumpers 'responsibly' in support of Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children.
For those of you that are unaware of what Christmas Jumper Day is all about, it is an annual fundraising campaign in the UK organised by the charity, Save the Children. On the second Friday in December, people are encouraged to make the world better with a sweater and raise funds for Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper and making a minimum donation of £2.
£1 could pay for oral rehydration salts to help provide lifesaving treatments to 16 children sick with diarrhoea.
£2 could pay for antibiotics for five children suffering from pneumonia, one of the biggest killers of children
£5 could pay for educational toys to help children in the UK learn through playing.
£10 could pay for a hat and blanket for a newborn baby in Afghanistan, keeping them warm during their critical first days.
£55 could provide a bicycle for a health worker in Tanzania so they can care for children in places cars can’t reach.
£100 could stock a school library in Rwanda with 75 brilliant books.
£200 could pay for a child to attend primary school in Uganda for a year.
£500 could fund 36 inspirational teachers for one month in Lebanon.