14-Dec-2017

Make the world better with a sweater

Make the world better with a sweater

McGinley Support Services will be taking part in Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day this Friday December 15, to help children in need over the Festive Season. 

All employees are being urged to dig out their most garish Christmas jumpers to help save the lives of young people.

Those who pull on a pullover will be asked to make a donation to the cause, which will go towards providing food, healthcare, education and more to children all over the world. 

“We are asking our staff members to dig out their wacky and wonderful festive knitwear...if they don’t own a festive sweater they can tinsel up an ordinary jumper, go all out with sequins, or even knit their own. Any involvement will help. Let’s make the world better with a sweater” said Rebecca Meggs, Marketing Manager at McGinley. 

Staff members will also try to guess the hidden Christmas “Carol-oke” classic and what makes an “Elfy Scrooge Grinch”. 

“Your jumper could be the difference between a hot meal or no meal,” said a spokesperson for Save The Children. “It can help bring essential healthcare, education, protection and food to millions of children around the world who are missing out on these basics.

“And it can help us reach children who are forgotten simply because they were born in a remote village, because they’re girls or refugees, have a disability or are from a minority group.

“Whether you go full-on TwinklyBaublePomPoms or play it cool with a SnowyTreeStar, the money you raise can help make a world of difference to children in desperate need – and give them the chance to be children again."

What your money can do

£1: could pay for oral rehydration salts to help provide life-saving treatment to 16 children.

£2: could pay for winter shoes for a young child in Afghanistan. 

£5: could pay for educational toys to help children in the UK learn through playing.

£10: could pay for a pre-school learning kit in the Philippines. 

To sign up for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, visit christmasjumperday.org. To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/savethechildren.

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