Dozens of Christmas jumpers donated to help local families

Kind-hearted people in Hull have been donating unwanted Christmas jumpers to help local families. 

Hull City Council recently launched its annual appeal for jumper donations ahead of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, which is taking place today (Thursday 7 December). 

A total of 85 jumpers were donated via Beercocks and Hull City Council’s customer service centres, and they have now been dropped off at local primary schools to help families with the cost of Christmas. 

For many families, Christmas is an added financial pressure, and this jumper collection is designed to help ensure all children can take part in the festive celebrations. Reusing clothes also helps keep textiles out of wheelie bins and reduces waste. 

Councillor Julia Conner, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “We want to thank all the kind people of Hull who responded to our appeal. 

“The donations have now been dropped off at primary schools and will help lots of local families enjoy the festivities, including today’s Christmas Jumper Day.” 

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

Elizabeth Dillon, Hull City Council’s Policy and Partnerships Manager for Streetscene, added: “This year’s appeal has been a great opportunity for residents across the city to have a look through their wardrobes, and their children’s wardrobes, and donate their unwanted Christmas jumpers.  

“I hope this appeal reminds everyone to donate their unwanted clothing all year round, as this isn’t just a Christmas activity. 

“There are lots of opportunities in Hull to recycle textiles, such as through the council’s textile points – which are located across the city – or utilising your local charity shops.” 

Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is held every year, inviting people up and down the country to come together and donate £2 to “make the world better with a sweater”. 

For more information on the Love Your Street project, follow Love Your Street Hull on Facebook and @LoveYourStHull on Twitter.