Christmas Jumper Day at Guttridge in aid of Save the Children
Friday 12 December, 2014
For the second year running, Guttridge have joined in with Save the Children۪s Christmas Jumper Day. The event is now in its third year and so far more than .6 million has been raised to date.
This year, the government are matching every pound given to double the total raised.
Save the children works in 120 countries, saving children۪s lives, fighting for their rights and helping to keep them safe.
They offer support in emergencies such as the current Ebola crisis, offering support to children that have lost parents or caregivers to the virus. As well as the risk to their lives, the virus is causing a breakdown of infrastructure in affected countries, with an increasing likelihood of children missing out on healthcare, education and protection. Save the Children have been working in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia since the crisis began. They are providing hand washing facilities, building treatment centres, distributing supplies to hospitals, providing specialist support to children whose lives have been affected and establishing Ebola Care Units to help tackle the disease at community level.
Save the Children also run world-class programmes to challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a better future by:
- tackling poverty
- providing access to better healthcare facilities
- feeding children when famine arises
- helping to give children an education
- protecting children that are in danger
This is a brilliant charity, well worth supporting and the day is becoming a well-known pre-Christmas event for many businesses and schools.
For further information about the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day, please visit: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
Happy Christmas Jumper day!
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