Hull City Council is asking residents to donate unwanted children’s Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day 2023 to help local families.
All jumpers donated are for Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 7 December.
Jumpers can be donated at The Wilson Centre, The Orchard Centre, Bransholme Health Centre and any Beercocks estate agents.
Elizabeth Dillon, Policy & Partnership Manager for Hull City Council, said:
“We’ve joined in with Beercocks and the council’s customer service centres, who are acting as our donation points. People from across the city can have a look through their wardrobes, through their children’s wardrobes.
“Children come in all different shapes and sizes, so small adult’s would be suitable. But any size Christmas jumper we’d be interested in having donated at all the different collection points.
“People that haven’t got transport or aren’t able to get to the customer service centres, we will collect them from you. So if you can act as a collection point, give us a ring and we’ll nip across and our Love Your Street team will pick them up.
“We’ll make sure they get to children for Christmas Jumper Day which is at the beginning of December.
We all know how expensive Christmas is, so by having collections of these jumpers and redistributing those, it just means that families aren’t having to pay out to buy those jumpers for their children.
“It enables everyone to get involved, when you’re a child, these sort of things are important to you.
“I think that is just a really nice thing to be able to support. Textile recycling isn’t just about at Christmas, it’s an all year round activity. There’s lots of opportunities in Hull to be able to reuse your textiles.
“That’s through the council’s textile banks that are right across the city, or use your local charity shop.”