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Friday, 16 December 2016 - 9:27am

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day bounced into action this morning as Natasha Kaplinsky led hundreds of supporters to try and set the record for the most people jumping in Christmas jumpers.

Creating a new world record for the most amount of people jumping in Christmas jumpers, 305 supporters in London, Manchester, Leeds, Derby, Wigan and Southampton donned their festive knits and jumped, twisted and sprang their way into the Christmas Jumper Day record books.

At 09:00am on the nose (Rudolph’s, of course!), a woolly-wearing compere announced to the ‘jumping jumpers’ the start of the world record attempt, and then at exactly the same time across all six centres, all of the supporters fundraising for Save the Children, helping to make the world better with a sweater, began the festive jump.

Showing that Christmas Jumper Day really is a woolly-ful time of year, it is not too late to follow in the 305 ‘jumping jumpers’ bouncing footsteps and donate £2 to Save the Children. By texting GIVE to 70050, you’ll be donating £2 to help save children’s lives, and help the charity do whatever it takes to make sure the world’s forgotten children get the chance to have a brighter future.
Natasha Kaplinksy, Save the Children Ambassador says: “I recently went to Rwanda and Lebanon to see for myself the kind of work they do to give every child an equal chance through education and life-saving healthcare, no matter who or where they are. By meeting children that benefit from the charities’ support, I saw first-hand how the money raised from Christmas Jumper Day could make a life-changing difference to the most vulnerable children around the world.”
“I couldn’t wait to take on the Christmas Jumper Day World Record attempt along with so many fantastic supporters across England. It is such a great idea, which will no doubt bring buckets full of silliness and fun for so many children across the country this Christmas, but also help to raise awareness of why Christmas Jumper Day fundraising is so important in helping children less fortunate than ourselves”
Helena Wiltshire at Save the Children, says: “A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part today to create a new world record. We are so grateful to all the fantastic school children who jumped in their Christmas jumpers today to support Save the Children’s work.”
“The world record attempt has been such a fun, silly way to raise awareness of important issues. Money raised through Christmas Jumper Day could help Save the Children 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.”

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FB Live of Natasha Kaplinsky here: http://bit.ly/2hEG2sw
For more information visit christmasjumperday.org


Notes to Editors

For all press enquiries please contact the Save the Children Press Office on 020 7012 6841 or email media@savethechildren.org.uk

For images and b-roll of the World Record Attempt, please download here.

World Record Attempt Locations:
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Unit 1Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, London, W3 0AF
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Lucozade Powerleague, Trafford Way, Manchester, M17 8DD
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, LS4 2DG
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Soccerdome Derby, Derwent Parade, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8BW
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Unit G, Antelope Park, Bursledon Road, Southampton, SO19 8NE
•         Oxygen Freejumping, Soccerdome Wigan, Stadium Way, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 0UN
*A world record of 385 people jumping simultaneously has previously been set but never before has a record been set for most people jumping in Christmas jumpers simultaneously

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About Save the Children:

We do whatever it takes to save children. From their first moments of life, we work to get children the healthcare, food and water, safety and education they need to survive and thrive.  We're on the ground in 120 countries and we’re there for children in their toughest moments, in the toughest places. Our pioneering work helps give children, no matter where they’re born, the chance to fulfil their potential.

About Oxygen FreeJumping

Oxygen Freejumping is the UK’s largest trampoline park chain with 6 trading sites and a further 4 under construction. Oxygen aims to have 30 sites by the end of the Summer 2018. Oxygen Freejumping’s portfolio currently includes: West Acton, Southampton, Derby, Wigan, Manchester & Leeds.

Oxygen aims to take trampolining to a whole new level with its parks, making freejumping open to everyone from families to competitive sportspeople. It’s not just about trampolining at Oxygen Freejumping we have exciting activities for all ages from tiny tots right up to their grandparents and all in-between: Freejumping, Parties, Airborne Fitness, Dodgeball & Volleyball, Freerunning, Toddler sessions, School of Trampolining & more.

For more information visit the website: http://oxygenfreejumping.co.uk