Bill Wiggin MP for North Herefordshire put on a Christmas Jumper on Wednesday 10 December to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
In its third year, and the biggest yet, Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is bringing together supporters and campaigners to be part of its woolly revolution to ‘make the world better with a sweater’.
Bill Wiggin MP said: “I’m delighted to support Save the Children to help raise funds for its vital work in the UK and around the world, and what better way to do this than to get into the festive spirit and take part in their Christmas Jumper Day campaign”
According to Save the Children, globally, 6.6 million children still die before their fifth birthday every year, most from easily preventable illnesses like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.
The money raised from Christmas Jumper Day will help to save lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, and give children living in poverty here in the UK the chance to fulfil their potential. Just £1 could buy antibiotics to treat three newborn babies with potentially deadly infections and £2 could buy 18 sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea. And with match funding from the government this year, donations could help twice as many children.
For more information visit: jumpers.savethechildren.org.