Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, joined campaigners from the charity Save the Children prior to Christmas to show his support for their myriad campaign successes over 2018.
Gwynne took part in the Jumper Day to show his support for Save the Children – over 5 million people took part, in schools, workplaces, and with friends and family.
Since its launch in 2012 the fundraising event has raised over £17 million for the world’s most vulnerable children. Over 5 million people across the UK are set to take part this year with schools, homes and offices ditching their day-to-day dress and donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser. From knits festooned in jingling bells to jumpers covered in lights, Save the Children is hoping that 2018 will be the biggest, silliest Christmas Jumper Day ever.
Across the UK, Save the Children work with families to narrow the gap between children living in poverty and their better off classmates. By focusing on early learning, we help make sure children across the UK realise their full potential. With more than a quarter of England’s children now living in poverty, giving it one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world, their work is more important than ever.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m delighted to support Christmas Jumper Day, it’s a fantastic cause that does so much good, raising money and awareness for children here in the UK and around the world.
“Millions of people up and down the UK will be pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause – to help create a brighter future for children, and it’s great to be a part of it.”