MP shows ‘good wool’

December 16, 2013 1:11 PM
Local MP Tom Brake swapped his suit for a cheerful woolly last Friday, in support of the Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake stepped out in his jolly knitwear hoping that others would follow suit, on Friday 13 December, and help raise vital funds to support vulnerable children around the world.
On Friday 13 December Save the Children celebrated its second Christmas Jumper Day. Across the UK schoolchildren and workers swapped their uniforms for festive woollies in exchange for a £1 donation to the campaign. The money raised will go towards the charity's life-changing work with the world's poorest children.
Tom commented: "I must say that, if there is one reason to bring the cringe worthy Christmas jumpers back from the style exile, saving the lives of the world's poorest children must be it."
"I would encourage everyone to get involved next year and rock their festive woolly. I personally think that the more ridiculous it is, the merrier (and still better than a onesie!)"
This year, Save the Children also tried to make history, as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people dancing in Christmas jumpers at the Westfield London Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush on Friday 13 December at 8am.
Every year 7.6 million children under five die from easily preventable causes like pneumonia and malnutrition. Save the Children is working to stop this happening and ensure more children get the chance to grow up and fulfil their potential, no matter where they live.

· £66 could protect three children from deadly diseases.

· £120 could give 40 children life-saving mosquito nets.

· £500 could train five health workers to treat sick children.
If you would like to find out more about Christmas Jumper Day, visit savethechildren.org.uk/jumpers Tom Brake MP donned his festive woolly to help raise money for Save the Children.

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