Today, we set out to “make the world better with a sweater”. We put on our best Christmas jumpers, Santa hats and sparkly accessories to help raise money on Christmas Jumper Day 2019 for Save The Children. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for the day and helping to make a difference.
If you would like to donate £2 to this fantastic charity, simply text TeamHVDS to 70050.
“Your £2 donation could change a child’s life. It could help them grow up healthy and safe, and get an education, so they can grow up to be who they want to be.”Save The Children
Save The Children was founded in 1919 to aid children internationally and Princess Anne has been the charity’s president since 1971. Christmas Jumper Day was launched in 2012 on Friday, 14th December. Read more about how donations to Christmas Jumper Day 2019 will help children all over the world here.
And, if you’d like to make a difference in a different way, you can always buy a ‘virtual gift’ at the Save The Children online shop. These gifts include a birth kit for a midwife, winter clothes for a child, mosquito nets and water filters.
Our other fundraising effort this year was a collection of donations for residents in local nursing and care homes. The collection was organised by recruitment agency Adecco in Hanley, Staffordshire and between us we donated a pile of goodies, including biscuits, chocolates, toiletry sets and hand cream. These were collected this week by a member of staff from Adecco and distributed to local older people. We really hope that they enjoy receiving our gifts and that it helps to brighten their Christmas.
Thank you to all HVDS staff who took part in the Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day 2019 and who donated to the collection for older people in our community. Your efforts are very much appreciated.