A Coventry and Warwickshire charity is encouraging local companies and organisations to get involved with a favourite festive trend to support vulnerable children during the Christmas period.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Children’s Charity is calling for people to don their favourite Christmas jumpers in the build up to the big day in a bid to raise funds for the NSPCC’s Boole House in Coventry.
The charity has suggested donations are to be made by those spreading Christmas cheer in offices by wearing their Christmas jumpers, with all funds going towards helping disadvantaged children in the region.
The initiative is part of a number of fundraising endeavours led by the charity in the run-up to Christmas including the Christmas Carol Concerts on Saturday, December 14 at 2.30pm and 6.00pm at Coventry Cathedral.
Funds raised will help to boost the charity’s fundraising targets for the year, with the annual Ball seeing it reach the £3 million mark for the total amount raised during the 26 years it has been helping to support children in the region.
Hamilton Bland, of the Coventry and Warwickshire Children’s Charity, said: “This is another chance for people to show their support to young people in need over the Christmas period, and brighten up their offices and other places of work by wearing their favourite Christmas jumper on a day of their choosing.
“It is a great way to get into the festive spirit of the holiday season, not only in the feel-good factor of wearing your Christmas jumper, but in generating money for a very important cause.
“It would be great to see a range of organisations of all sizes getting behind this fantastic initiative and helping to support vulnerable young people in the region.
“We are also looking forward to welcoming guests to our Christmas Concerts at the Cathedral this year, which is set to be a wonderful festive evening to help boost our fundraising total, there’s still time to get tickets!”