Scots stars don their festive sweaters for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
Scottish stars of sport, literature and the culinary world are taking part in this year’s annual Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children.
Sports personality Judy Murray, celebrity chef Tom Kitchin and author Ian Rankin all donned their Christmas jumpers for the cause.
Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, now in its eighth year, is urging the public to ‘make the world better with a sweater’ this Friday and donate a suggested £2 towards the cause.
Since its launch in 2012, Christmas Jumper Day has raised a whopping £21million to help the charity build a better future for children in Scotland, throughout the UK and around the world.
Tens of thousands of workplaces, schools, nurseries, universities and households have signed up in Scotland, making Christmas Jumper Day one of the biggest annual charity fundraisers in the UK.
5 million people are expected to take part this year.
Save the Children’s media and communications manager, Beverley Kirk said: “It’s wonderful to see so many people across Scotland preparing to dig out their silliest sweaters to support vulnerable children in Scotland and around the world.
“Christmas Jumper day is Save the Children’s biggest single fundraising event, and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who is planning to support our cause and the children we work with.
“Personally I love the home made efforts that children create and I know we’ll be seeing some real treats over the next few days.”
A host of Scottish stars have taken part in the past including Alan Cumming, Lorraine Kelly, Ashley Jensen, Deacon Blue, Colin and Justin and The Proclaimers.
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