Get your Christmas woollies on for Gorta Self Help Africa

Gorta Self Help Africa are asking people and children to consider joining schools/companies/businesses across the country in the for its Annual ‘Christmas Jumper Day for Africa to take place across the country on Friday December 15.

See https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/christmasjumper17/ for details on how to register your school, company, business, pub or club.

Also on Friday December 15 at 1pm in the Hotel Meyrick they are having their annual Christmas Jumper Lunch with everyone invited to share in its Christmas Jumper Lunch with plenty of fun and games. Tickets can be bought at €40 from the Hotel Meyrick or from Niall McNeilis at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellers or from Ronan Scully at the Gorta Self Help Africa office in Westside Resource Centre, Westside, Galway

“We are aware that you will be making plans for the Christmas in the days and weeks ahead, so that you might consider factoring it into your plans if you and your colleagues and staff would be interested in it organising a Christmas Jumper Charity day on Friday December 15.

“Christmas Jumper Day for Africa’ will be an opportunity for you to have fun, raise awareness and do some fundraising to support families – but living in some of the poorest communities in Africa,” said Ronan Scully.

“The main focus of ‘Christmas Jumper Day for Africa’ will be on encouraging children and people to come to school or work or play on the day wearing their favourite jumper or Christmas jumper or Christmas colours and make a donation to the charity. Old jumpers and old coloured clothes or maybe design your own Christmas jumper from old jumpers would be best for the children to wear or design as we don’t want to put expense on families in having to buy new jumpers,” he added.

Participating schools, businesses, clubs and companies will be invited to submit their favourite photos from the day – and the best image of an individual, class group or entire school or entire company - as chosen by top freelance photographer Andrew Downes will receive a special prize from the charity.

Gorta Self Help Africa will post some of the best photographs with the school’s permission on the website.

“We will provide you with some fundraising resources and suggestions to help you to arrange some Christmas-themed activities on the day – and in return, are asking participating children and people to bring along €2 or €5 to support ‘Christmas Jumper Day for Africa’.

Join the fun on Friday December 15 or any day in December. Get everyone together, wear silly festive knits, jumpers, hats, colours and raise much needed funds and donate to Gorta Self Help Africa and give hope this Christmas. Go to work in your funniest Christmas Jumper, Hold a Jumper Karaoke event, organise a Christmas Jumper Coffee morning.

Get your principal, teacher, boss, manager or CEO dressed up in their festive gear. Stick on your festive sweater or hat or colours with your friends, family, colleagues or classmates. Whether you’re at work, at school or at home, it’s easy to get involved oo what are you waiting for.....Please register for your fundraising pack for Christmas Jumper Day for Gorta Self Help Africa at the following link https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/christmasjumper17/

If you would like to register your school to take part please do so at the following link https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/christmas-jumper-day-2016/ Or email at [email protected] or [email protected] With many thanks and best wishes for the Christmas season and for all your help and support during 2017.

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