FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day?
We’re asking people to get together in their fave festive knits on Friday 15 December and donate £2 (£1 if you’re at nursery, school or a youth group) to Save the Children to help save children’s lives around the world.
When is it?
Christmas Jumper Day 2017 is on Friday 15 December. If this day doesn’t work for you – don’t worry! You can take part whenever suits you best.
Can I do it at another time?
Yes! We encourage as many people as possible to join us on Friday 15 December, but if you can’t make this date please pop on your pullovers whenever suits you best.
Who can take part?
Everyone! Last year we had more than 5 million people pledge to take part – that’s a lot of Christmas jumpers. Whether you’re at work, at school, with a group of family or friends or enjoying some ‘me’ time – get out your festive knits, donate and help us transform children’s lives.
Our website is open now for schools, workplaces and groups of family and friends to sign-up.
Do I need to be in a group?
No! Christmas Jumper Day is for everyone – whether you’re on your own or with a group, don’t miss out on this woolly wonderful day. Make sure to flash a smile to other woolly-wearers when you see them and download our sponsorship form so people can sponsor your knit.
How do I sign up?
Registration is now open so sign up today and we’ll send you out a free fundraising pack at the end of October.
Do I have to buy a jumper?
No way! We’ve seen a lot of jumpers through the years and some of the best ones are homemade. Whether you buy one, borrow one, decorate one or even knit one yourself you’ll be all set to have a woolly wonderful day. Once you register you’ll be sent a fundraising pack with lots of ideas to help you customise your jumpers.
Can I raise more money than than £2?
Absolutely – we’re always totally inspired by the silly stuff people get up to in their jumpers to raise money to help transform the lives of children. So whether it’s something daring, delicious or just plain daft – get creative and get fundraising. Once you sign up we’ll make sure you get a fundraising pack with lots of tools and inspiration to get you started.
When will I get my fundraising pack?
We’ll start sending out fundraising packs in October so you’ll have plenty of time to plan for the big day.
Can I get extra fundraising materials?
Not enough stickers or need an extra collection box? Just let us know if you need something else sent out. You can Email us or call Jumper HQ on 0808 281 1031.
Can I get fundraising materials in Welsh?
Galli! All of our fundraising packs are available to download in Welsh. We’ll send the link to our downloadable resources once our packs are ready in October.
How will the money I raise help ?
The money you raise by wearing a woolly and donating to Save the Children will help the world’s children look forward to a brighter future. Find out more about how your money could help.
Who can I speak to if I have other questions?
Our lovely team at Jumper HQ are happy to help – Email us
How do I pay in my donation?
If you’ve still got money to pay in from Christmas Jumper Day 2016 you can:
Pay-in online Call our team at jumper HQ on 0808 281 1031 to pay in over the phone
Send a cheque made payable to ‘Save the Children’ to:
Save the Children Enterprise House Unit 15
Rolling Mill Road
Jarrow NE32 3DP
Use the GIRO slip from your fundraising pack to pay in your donations at the bank
When do I have to pay in my fundraising by?
There’s no official deadline, but please do try to get these to us as soon as possible. The sooner we get it, the sooner we can put it to good use!
I’m going to be wearing an amazing Christmas Jumper – how can I show you?
Share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #christmasjumperday
What is a team text code?
If you’re registering at work or home you can set up a team text code when you register. This will appear in your confirmation email and is for you to share with everyone taking part. Anyone who sends your team text code to 70050 will donate £5 to your team’s Christmas Jumper Day total. Please note texts will be billed £5 plus the cost of a standard rate text. 100% of your donation will go to Save the Children. You can see the teams raising the most on our online leaderboard when it launches in November.
What if I’ve lost my GIRO slip?
To get a replacement slip, simply email email@example.com
Why can’t I see my donation on the Text to Donate Leaderboard?
The leaderboard will go live in November. If you’ve signed up, we’ll send you an email to let you know it’s live.