Festive sweaters raise hundreds for Save the Children
This news release was published on: 21 December 2017
When staff members turned up to work wearing their Christmas jumpers last week, they not only spread festive cheer around the Ferryspeed offices but raised £236 for Save the Children.
Ferryspeed staff have now taken part in the charity’s official Christmas fundraising event for the third consecutive year. On 15 December, the majority of Ferryspeed’s office staff donned a bright, silly, woolly or wacky Christmas jumper and donated £2 to Save the Children.
Sally Newman organised the event and drummed up interest and support from fellow staff members by sending emails and putting up posters in each of the buildings on the Portsmouth site.
A £2 donation to Save the Children on Christmas jumper day could help pay for a blanket and hat to keep a child warm, it could bring essential healthcare, education, protection and food to millions of children around the world who miss out on these basics, or it could protect children from easily preventable but still deadly diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia.
To find out more about Christmas jumper day and Save the Children’s work, or to donate, visit https://christmasjumperday.org/