The busy Christmas period has begun and with it comes a certain degree of predictability as to what one can expect in the coming weeks. An overdose of food and drink coupled with the frantic running around to get last minute presents are the norm however in recent years the token Christmas Jumper on a night out has become as much part of Crimbo as the big man in red himself.
This week the gift card specialist, One4all kicked off its 2011 charity Christmas Jumper Day campaign. One4all is calling on people nationwide to don a festive jumper to be in with a chance to win €5,000 for their charity of choice.
So in case you haven’t already done so dust down last year’s Christmas jumper or, if you’re like myself, get on to the granny to start knitting a woolly number and tell her it’s all in aid of a good cause. A host of charities including Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Concern, Barnardos, Soul of Haiti, The Irish Cancer Society and many more have registered to participate in this year’s fundraising drive.
To help people and charities get involved, One4all has developed a dedicated website, Christmasjumperday.com, as a hub of information for ideas and tools to organise a Christmas Jumper charity event. The website also features tips and tricks for making fun, festive jumpers, an event guide and much more.
One4all Christmas Jumper Day campaign will run from Monday, November 28 until Monday, December 19. Participants who upload a photo of themselves, friends, family or pets wearing Christmas Jumpers to the One4all Ireland Facebook page will be in with a chance of winning a daily prize of a €50 One4all Gift Card. Each daily winner will then automatically be entered into the final draw to win €5,000 for their charity of choice.