Rydal Penrhos to support National Christmas Jumper Day
December 2, 2020

Rydal Penrhos to lend its support to National Christmas Jumper Day.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Rydal Penrhos will once again be lending their support to a nationwide festive fundraising drive in aid of a global children’s charity.

The school’s Sixth Form Charity Committee have released details of Christmas Jumper Day, which will take place on Friday 11 December and all donations will go towards Save the Children.

Children are encouraged to come to school wearing their school uniform with a Christmas jumper. The suggested donation is £2.

Rydal Penrhos has a rich and proud history of fundraising for worthy causes throughout the region and beyond. The school is proud of its community involvement, which was further evident with the extraordinary efforts to help those in need during the first coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

This included a PPE project that created thousands of protective masks for NHS staff and keyworker facilities, opening boarding accommodation for critical keyworkers and holding keyworker childcare not only for Rydal Penrhos parents, but also the wider community.

Save the Children has already got more than 2.2 million people to sign up to wear a Christmas jumper.

How does Christmas Jumper Day work?

It could not be more simple, all you have to do is make sure you wear a Christmas jumper on Friday 11 December.

“You don’t even need a new jumper,” the charity says. “You can dig out last year’s, or take a boring old sweater and add some tinsel, or get one from a charity shop.”

You are also encouraged to donate £2 and this year, Save the Children is encouraging people to hold virtual events to raise extra money.

What does the money go towards?

Here are some examples of what Save the Children will be putting the money raised on Christmas Jumper Day towards this year:

  • £2 could pay for hand sanitiser to help fight coronavirus in one of Save the Children’s medical clinics
  • £6 could buy a face shield for a health worker in Yemen
  • £10 could buy antibiotics to help five children beat malnutrition
  • £20 could buy a back-to-school kit for a child in Indonesia
  • £60 could buy toys and books to support children from struggling families in the UK
  • £100 could buy a first aid kit for a health worker in Somalia

Please note that this is not a casual clothes day and if your child does not want to participate, full school uniform must be worn.

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