Thank you for taking part in Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day
Last year, Text Santa Christmas Jumper Day gave us all a fantastic opportunity to dress up and have festive fun with colleagues and friends.
It was also a chance to give hope to families in difficulty at Christmas.
Thanks to everyone’s generous donations and incredible fundraising, the appeal has raised £11 million. This will help Save the Children, Make-A-Wish® UK and Macmillan Cancer Support give hope to families in difficulty.
Your generosity will transform the lives of children around the world.
How your money will help
The money we receive will go to our life-changing work with children in Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and here at home in the UK.
Your support will help children like four-year-old Sajita in Nepal
When the catastrophic earthquake hit Nepal in April 2015, towns and villages were flattened and thousands were left dead.
Sajita’s home collapsed, and she moved to a makeshift shelter in a cornfield with seven other families. Many of the families’ belongings were buried in the rubble. We gave them vital equipment like kitchen tools, tarpaulins and hygiene kits.
We also helped to provide clean water and get the children back into school.
Your support will help children like Darcie and Ella, and their mum Laura, here in the UK
Laura and her girls – Darcie, 6, and Ella, 3 – took part in our Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme.
The programme helps children get the support they need to do well at school by building bonds between families, schools and the local community through activity sessions.
“I like that my kids can tell me how they feel. They never used to tell me if they were having problems at school.
“But now they tell me and I go and speak to the teachers…now we're a lot closer to the school and it helps them a lot."
Your support will help women like Chance and her day-old twins, in the DRC
Chance, 23, gave birth to her healthy twins in a clinic supported by Save the Children.
But for many mothers in the DRC, the story is very different.
The mortality rates of mothers and babies in the country are among the highest in the world.
We’re helping pregnant women and their babies by training health workers and supporting clinics.
We also work on education and child protection in DRC – we build classrooms, train teachers and teach communities about preventing child abuse.
Thank you to the UK government for matching the money going to our international work that we received over Christmas. The money from the government will fund our work in the DRC.