Christmas Jumper Day 2017

Written on: 8 December 2017
Written by:Amanda McCombie

We are a charitable bunch here at Baltic, and Christmas is no exception. This year we have supported many different charities doing various weird and wonderful activities, many of which you can see on our social media if you are interested!  But to round off the year we are supporting a charity that is close to all our hearts, Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day.

On the 15th of December, Baltic Training will be going festive, with everybody paying £2 to wear their silliest, woolliest Christmas creations. But the fun doesn’t just end with people wearing their finest Christmas attire. We will be hosting various fun activities throughout the day with people donating what they can, to participate and spectate. The activities we have planned include; which team can wrap up a person the quickest, festive pass the parcel, and who can eat a mince pie the quickest (with no water).

Everybody knows Christmas is a time for fun, festivities, and feeling like one big happy family, but we need to remember the reason behind the frivolities and the fun.

Save the children is a charitable foundation, founded in 1919 by sisters Eglantyne Jebb, and Dorothy Buxton after the devastation of the First World War left displaced children all over Europe suffering from starvation and disease. The sisters wanted to make a difference and through their campaigns, they started to make noise, and this noise was the start of the charity as we know it today.

One of their campaigns resulted in Eglantyne getting arrested for distributing leaflets with disturbing images of emaciated children on, but as she was on her way to the police station, her cause and her story impacted the arresting officer so much, he pledged £5 to the cause, and back then, that was a lot of money, in today’s terms that would have been around £180.

Their mission is to create a world where every child survives, learns and is protected. They aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, for immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Over the years, Save The Children has raised Millions of pounds and changes so many lives, and Christmas Jumper day has been embraced by people up and down the UK. You would be surprised how many people are just itching (no woolly jumper puns intended) to get their best festive jumper out, and when it’s for such a good cause, why not!

Make sure you are following us on social media to see the photos of the fun, as we do our bit to make a difference this Christmas!

For more information on Christmas jumper day and how you can get involved. Please click here https://christmasjumperday.org/  and for more information on Save The Children and the fantastic work they do all year round, please click here https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Written on: 8 December 2017
Written by:Amanda McCombie