A group of children wearing Christmas jumpers and tinsel
Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day is on Thursday 8 December. (Picture: Save the Children)

Don’t forget to donate your unwanted Christmas jumpers

There is just one week left for people to donate unwanted children’s Christmas jumpers to help local families and keep textiles out of wheelie bins.

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

For many families, Christmas is an added financial pressure, and the jumper collections are designed to help ensure all children can take part in the celebrations.

This year, as the cost of living continues to skyrocket, the council is aiming for its biggest collection yet.

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: This year, we hope we can collect more Christmas jumpers than ever before and redistribute them to children and families in need, ready for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

“This simple, heart-warming act of donation will allow children to join in with their friends at Christmas, as well as reminding us all to donate unwanted clothing to those in need all year round”.

Jumpers can be donated at any branch of Beercocks estate agents in Hull and the East Riding, and at Hull CVS in The Strand, 75 Beverley Road, Hull.

Collections will close on Wednesday 30 November to ensure the jumpers can be sorted and distributed in time for Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 8 December, when people up and down the country come together and donate £2 to “make the world better with a sweater”.

For more information on jumper donations, email loveyourstreetproject@hullcc.gov.uk

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