Falkirk resident launches Christmas jumper appeal for children

A concerned resident is working with Falkirk Foodbank, Falkirk Council and Tesco to ensure youngsters are able to get “wooled up” to enjoy Christmas Jumper Day.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 18th November 2020, 12:20 pm

Liz Wilson, from Falkirk, has enlisted the help of the local authority, the food bank and the superstore to raise funds to buy Christmas jumpers for children who otherwise would have to miss out on Christmas Jumper Day on December 11.

Mrs Wilson said: “I was shocked when I heard a lot of children don’t go to school on Christmas Jumper Day because they don’t have a jumper to wear. With 2020 being an even worse year for families I decided to try to raise money to help put some smiles on the faces of the bairns of Falkirk and buy them some Christmas jumpers.

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Funds are being raised to ensure no child goes without a jumper on Christmas Jumper Day, December 11

"Surely we can bring a bit of Christmas cheer to them and their families during December, as well as keep them warm and cosy. Tesco has agreed to support us by donating jumpers and we are hoping other stores will do the same.

“We would also be very grateful to any businesses or individuals who could help by making a donation to our GoFundMe page.”

Falkirk Foodbank will be involved in the distribution of the jumpers, while Falkirk Council will be able to help identify families who may benefit from the initiative.

The first jumpers have already been distributed at the start of this week and it is hoped many more will be available for those who need them before the big day in December.

Visit www.godundme.com and search for Christmas Jumper Appeal.

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