Wear those Christmas jumpers with pride for children’s charity

cooden beach hotel staff wearing chritmas jumpers to raise funds on Friday December 12 for charity
cooden beach hotel staff wearing chritmas jumpers to raise funds on Friday December 12 for charity

Reindeers, snowflakes, mistletoe and elves - Christmas jumpers have much to answer for in terms of crimes against fashion but were used last Friday to raise funds for Save The Children.

Bexhill Caring Community took in the national Christmas Jumper Day and was pleased to raise £50. The team in Sackville Road was joined by Cllr Stuart Earl, who is Chair of Trustees, to help raise funds.

And staff at the Cooden Beach Hotel also took part in the charity fundraiser on December 12. Owner James Kimber commented: “Every member of staff wearing a Christmas jumper today is contributing - which the government is match-funding, and the hotel is also going to match-fund again - so we hope to raise a good sum for the Save The Children charity.” Wearing Christmas jumpers for the day inspired many to get involved - for instance Arsenal players Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were photographed wearing theirs before their clash with Newcastle, and tv presenters Alex Jones and Christ Evans also on the One Show on Friday evening.