On December 10th people all over the world wear Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children, and this year we have decided to help this amazing charity too.
Today Friday December 10th, children are allowed to come to school wearing their Christmas jumpers for a small donation of €1. This has been collected by the class teachers first thing in the morning and will be donated to the Save the Children charity, which operates world-wide.
Here are some examples of where the donation would go, and how it will help Save the Children to do amazing work around the world:
- €2 could pay for hand sanitiser to help fight coronavirus in a Save the Children medical clinic
- €6 could buy a face shield for a superhero health worker
- €10 could buy antibiotics to help five children beat malnutrition
- €20 could buy a back-to-school kit for a child
- €60 could buy toys and books to support children from struggling families
- €100 could buy a first aid kit for a health worker
It must be added that this is not compulsory so the expectation was not for parents to rush out to buy expensive jumpers. However, having asked many students, the majority told us that they already own a suitable shirt or jumper. Also ‘decorating’ a conventional jumper is perfectly acceptable.
Thank you very much for your help and support.