When Is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?
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When Is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

Jasmyne Jeffery November 16, 2022

It’s the one day of the year when everyone unashamedly wears their best (or worst!) Christmas jumpers in aid of charity. With many holding off until the actual day when is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

You may have already started wearing your Christmas jumpers (we have!) but there is one day a year that everybody gets together to strut their festive stuff. Once again, Christmas Jumper Day is coming back for 2022 and we have all you need to know about it.

When Is Christmas Jumper Day 2022?

This year, the national Christmas Jumper day is taking place on Thursday, December 8. Typically, the festive day has happened on a Friday, but really you can wear it on whatever day suits you!

Save the Children haven’t given a specific reason for the change except for “Thursdays are the new Fridays, right?” If that’s the case then we’re all for celebrating that.

Though there is always a specific day set aside for wearing your Christmas best, as long as you’re in the spirit and donating it doesn’t matter when you do it.

How Can You Donate On Christmas Jumper Day?

The day is organised by Save The Children, who raise money for Children in the UK and around the world. This year, the UK government has promised to match the general public’s donations to the charity as well!

Donating couldn’t be easier. Simply sign up and say who you will be taking part with. Claim a JustGiving page (it makes things easier) and get your jumpers ready!

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Normally, people just pay £1 or £2 or wear their jumper in school or at work, but there are other ways to get raising money too! For instance, you could have a vote about whose jumper is the worst and they have to pay £5. Or, you could do it wear the person has to pay for every festive item they’re wearing (earrings, socks — you name it!).

You could even do a Christmas Jumper Day bake sale to go alongside! The opportunities with it are endless.

When Was The First Christmas Jumper Day?

Save The Children organised the first national Christmas Jumper Day on December 14 2012. Immediately, it was endorsed by several celebrities and ran with the slogan ‘Make Everything Better With A Sweater.’

Since then it’s grown massively in popularity and has millions of people getting involved each year. So far, the event has raised £18 million domestically and over 15,000 schools get involved each year.

Hopefully, Christmas Jumper Day will continue to get bigger and everyone can join in on the fun. After all, it is for a good cause and it’s a great excuse to look a little silly.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.