Opticians at Sheffield Specsavers will be getting their festive celebrations underway on Friday by taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. The team at the store on Pinstone Street will swap their normal uniforms for novelty Christmas jumpers to raise money for charities as part of the annual Text Santa fundraising campaign.
The national event, which takes place on Friday, December 18, will see thousands of people around the UK wearing their most outrageous festive knitted designs to raise money for charity. Last year Save the Children raised £4 million from donations. Now they’ve teamed up with Make-A-Wish UK and Macmillan Cancer Support to make Christmas Jumper Day even bigger.
The charities which have been chosen for 2015 help give hope to families in difficulty. 100% of all donations will be shared equally amongst Save the Children, Make-A-Wish UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, going directly to support vital work both in the UK and abroad.
A word from the Director
Lorna Armitage, director at Sheffield Specsavers said: ‘It’s great to get everyone in the office into the festive spirit in our Christmas knits while doing our bit for these amazing charities. Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for many, so hopefully our support will help to give something back to those less fortunate.’
‘Every penny donated to Text Santa makes a real difference to people’s lives, so we were more than happy to take part in the fundraising, and spread some Christmas cheer at the same time.’