On Friday 15th December our team will be joining an estimated 5 million people across the UK, by taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day to raise as much money as possible to help children in desperate need around the world.
Everyone who pulls on a Christmas jumper is asked to donate £5. The money raised could help give a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter. It could help buy nutritious food and safe drinking water for a family, or set up a safe space for children caught up in disaster – giving them the chance to be children again.
Michael Lambe, Director, M. Lambe Construction, said: “Save the Children really do excellent work to ensure vulnerable children receive the help and support they need to get a good start in life.
“This is why I’m delighted our staff has chosen to get into the Christmas spirit, and raise funds for a very good cause.”
Only last year the Independent Birmingham Child Poverty Commission highlighted that more than 100,000 children in Birmingham live in poverty, the third highest rate in the country.
And Michael believes local companies can play their part: “I’m a firm believer that socially responsible businesses pay staff at least the real living wage, provide them with career opportunities to progress onto a higher salary bracket and offer young people apprenticeship places and mentoring to get them into work. Little steps that will help lift families out of poverty and provide them with a better quality of life.”
To make a £5 donation and show your support to our team, simply text TEAMLAMBE to 70050.
If you would like to stay up to date with Christmas Jumper Day news, visit the Save the Children Facebook page: www.facebook.com/christmasjumperday and for Twitter visit @savechildrenuk using the hashtag #christmasjumperday