Last week the nation celebrated National Christmas Jumper Day and staff and students at Stratford-upon-Avon College brought the festive cheer by dressing up in their best Christmas jumpers to support the event.
The College takes part in the charity fundraiser annually, but last year due to the pandemic were unable to take part. This year the Student Enrichment team felt it was even more important to get involved.
Sam Bansal, Student Enrichment Officer, was excited to be bringing the event back: “I think this year more than ever we need to spread the Christmas spirit. Everyone was really excited; staff and students. It’s also a great charity to be supporting.”
Staff and students sported festive knitwear and accessories
Staff member Martin Dunsby, IT Technician, was eager to take part, sporting a fantastic Star Wars themed sweater. He commented: “It’s just such a great cause! You get to help children with the money raised whilst wearing a great jumper!” Student Georgie Elsmore who is a first year on the Early Years and Childhood Studies course also was keen to join in and sport a jazzy jumper: “It brings happiness and makes people smile.”
Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. In 2020 alone they helped 45 million children get access to medicine, education and food.
All money raised will be sent to add to the National Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser. Well done to all involved and thank you to everyone for their support!