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Pull on a Festive Knit for Jolly Jumper Day 2022
Via Steph for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity
November 2022: Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity is calling on kind-hearted supporters and members of the public to pull on their best Christmas sweaters and do their bit in a festive knit on Friday 9th December for its annual Jolly Jumper Day.
Supporters and staff at the two hospitals will be wearing their Christmas jumpers to spread festive cheer and help make the hospitals magical this Christmas – and the whole year round – and they want you to join them.
To take part, all you need to do is dig out your favourite Christmas pullover, join together with friends, family, schoolmates, or work colleagues, and make a suggested donation of £2.00 each to the hospitals. You could even add to the fun, by awarding prizes for the most fantastically festive and ho-ho-horrendous sweaters. Alternatively, if you don’t have a Christmas jumper, or your job prevents you from wearing one, why not try some festive socks or flashing antlers instead?
By taking part in Jolly Jumper Day for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, supporters will help make the hospital magical for young patients who are too poorly to be at home this Christmas, and ensure they and their families can still make precious memories that will last a lifetime.
As one of ONLY TWO dedicated women’s hospitals in the UK and with the largest single-site maternity unit in the country, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year, anyone who chooses to take part in Jolly Jumper Day for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity will be supporting the 50,000 women, babies and families the hospital treats every year.
Miranda Williams, Head of Public Fundraising at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
Jolly Jumper Day is a fun and easy way to get involved and support our patients and families this Christmas. All you have to do is dig out the festive jumper sat at the back of your cupboard and donate whatever you can. Don’t worry if you can’t make Friday 9th December, you can wear your Jolly Jumper on a day to suit you, just make sure you tell us when you register your event.”
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity is also hoping to see plenty of activity on social media on the day. Just post a selfie in your festive knit to your preferred platform using the hashtag #JollyJumperDay and join the trend.
If wearing woolly jumpers isn’t really your style or you’re looking for fun, free and low-cost activities for the family this Christmas, be sure to check out the Penguin Parade in central Birmingham:
Central BID Birmingham has placed fifteen beautifully designed penguin sculptures around the city to support Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, so why not try and find them all?
Alternatively, head into Piccadilly Arcade near Birmingham New Street Station and see if you can spot a life-size LEGO model of local rock band, Slade’s, Noddy Holder. Then you’ll really know “It’s Christmas!” and if you like what you see, simply scan the QR codes to donate to support sick kids this Christmas.
To find out more and register for Jolly Jumper Day or learn more about all the ways you can support this Christmas, visit bch.org.uk/christmas for the Children’s Hospital or bwh.org.uk/christmas for the Women’s Hospital.