Hull City Council's waste management, policy and partnerships team with the donated Christmas jumpers.
A total of 85 Chritmas jumpers have been donated through this year's appeal.

Kind people of Hull donate Christmas jumpers to help local families

Kind-hearted people in Hull have been donating Christmas jumpers to help local families after an appeal by Hull City Council.

The council launched its annual appeal in October, asking people to donate their unwanted jumpers in time for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, which takes place tomorrow (Thursday 8 December).

Since the start of the appeal, 75 jumpers have been donated via Beercocks estate agents and Hull CVS, and the jumpers have now been dropped off at local primary schools to help families with the cost of Christmas.

A jumper donated by Keep Britain Tidy, bearing the words “I wish it could be tidy every day” has been given to Chiltern Primary School, which was awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag in May 2022.

As well as helping local families, reusing clothes also helps keep textiles out of wheelie bins and reduces waste.

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We want to thank all the kind people of Hull who responded to our Christmas jumper appeal this year.

“We got jumpers of all shapes and sizes, plus some pyjamas, a tutu – the whole Christmas works!

“They have now been dropped off at primary schools and will help lots of local families enjoy the festivities, including tomorrow’s Christmas Jumper Day.”

Beercocks estate agents helped collect the jumpers

Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day invites people up and down the country to come together and donate £2 to “make the world better with a sweater”.

Over the past few years, Hull City Council has collected more than 200 Christmas jumpers and delivered them to schools in priority areas identified by the Love Your Street project.

For more information on the council’s Love Your Street project, follow Love Your Street Hull on Facebook and @LoveYourStHull on Twitter.

Pearson Park bandstand with Christmas lights
the roundabout that links Stoneferry Road, Mount Pleasant and Cleveland Street