What is Christmas Jumper Day?
In December, everyone – and we mean EVERYONE – puts on Christmas jumpers and donates £2 to Save the Children (or £1 if you're at nursery, school or a youth group).
When is it?
Christmas Jumper Day 2021 is on Friday 10th December. Can’t make that date? Not a problem, just pick another day.
Can I do it another time?
Yes! If you want the buzz of knowing millions of other people are getting dressed up at the same time too, then go for Friday 10th December. But if that date isn’t a winner then no worries, just get your jumper out on a day that suits you.
Who can take part?
Everyone, even dogs (quite a lot of dogs, actually)! Last year millions of people said they’d wear a silly sweater, and this year could be even more epic.
Do I need to be in a group?
No way! Lots of champion Christmas jumper wearers go solo. It’s all about wearing your jumper with pride. You could even set up your own fundraising page and get sponsored.
How do I sign up?
Do I have to buy a jumper?
Absolutely 100% no. You do not! In fact, we think it’s awesome if you don’t. You could decorate an old jumper, go to one of our community shops or swap one with friends.
Can I raise more than £2?
Of course! That would make you an awesome fundraiser and mean you’re making an even bigger difference to children all around the world.
We’ve got top tips and tactics for raising more money in our free, downloadable fundraising pack – just sign up to get one and we'll send it to you later in the year.
Can I donate less than £2?
Absoutely - no matter your financial background, we can all take part in Christmas Jumper Day! Our amazing partner Poverty Proofing have got some brilliant tips to show you how.
How will the money I raise help?
How do I safely pay in my money during COVID-19?
Once you sign up to the event you'll be offered a team text code that you can share for safe paying in. We'll also be offering each fundraiser to claim a JustGiving page which will include a QR code to help raise money safely, as well as our own pay-in form on the website.
Information about your JustGiving page will come later in the year after you've signed up, and the pay-in form will also be live on here later in the year - watch this space!
Wherever possible we urge you to pay in your fundraising using these methods, or via the phone at 0808 281 1031.
Where it's not possible to pay in any other way except by cash, we recommend the following guidelines:
- leave money for 72 hours before handling if possible
- wash your hands with soap and water - or with a hand sanitizer if soap and water aren't available - before and after handling money
- if possible, wear disposable gloves while handling money. Safely dispose of these after use, as well as also washing your hands before and after wearing
- practise social distancing when paying in at the bank or post office: wear a mask and keep at least a 2m distance from other people
For more support, please visit the UK government's coronavirus website for the most up-to-date guidelines.
When will I receive my fundraising total?
You will receive your thank you email and fundraising total as soon as possible in the New Year, once the income you have raised has been imported into our system.
What should I do if I haven't received my fundraising total by the end of February?
Hold tight! It can sometimes take a few weeks to get donations uploaded to our system. If you haven’t heard from us by mid Feb, please contact Supporter Care on 0808 281 1031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a team text code?
If you're registering at work or somewhere else you can set up your very own team text code. You'll be able to share this with everyone taking part so they can text in their donation.
Don't have a team text code? Give the team at Jumper HQ a call at 0808 281 1031, or email email@example.com, and they can set this up for you.
Can I set up a fundraising page online?
Yes – great question! Sounds like you’ve got what it takes to be a champion Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser. Once you've signed up, we'll send you a link to claim your JustGiving fundraising page later in the year.
When will I get my fundraising pack?
If you've signed up, we'll send you a link to the online fundraising pack around October. Keep an eye on your inbox later in the year!
Can I still get a paper fundraising pack?
If you're signed up as a school, you'll receive your paper pack around November this year.
To be as sustainable as possible, we're reducing the number of paper packs we send out this year and everyone will receive a link to a downloadable pack. If you're not signed up as a school but would like to receive a paper pack, watch this space later in the year for information on how to request one!
Who can I speak to if I have more questions?
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