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ISLAND MP JOINS CHRISTMAS JUMPER CAMPAIGN

AndrewTurnerChristmasJumperThe Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, joined people across the country in donning a festive jumper in aid of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper campaign.

In its third year, and the biggest yet, Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is bringing together supporters and campaigners to be part of its woolly revolution to ‘make the world better with a sweater’. Mr Turner was photographed in his festive pullover to promote the campaign which aims to raise money to help improve and save lives for children in the UK and across the world.

Save the Children asked supporters to get involved in their Christmas Jumper campaign, encouraging their family and friends to do the same and to donate. For adults the suggested donation is £2 and for school children its £1. In recognition of this generous support, the government has stated it will double all money raised – matching every pound donated. Just £1 could buy antibiotics to treat three new-born babies with potentially deadly infections and £2 could buy 18 sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea.

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Mr Turner said:

“I’m delighted to support Save the Children to help raise funds for its vital work in the UK and around the world, and what better way to do this than to get into the festive spirit with a simple Christmas jumper. The awareness the campaign will bring is extremely positive and it’s such an easy thing to get involved in. Hopefully as many people as possible get involved and the money raised will give children around the world, including the UK, the support they need.”

To donate via text message, just text JUMPER to 70050 to donate £2 which will go straight to Save the Children. For more information on the campaign visit www.jumpers.savethechildren.org.uk.

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