Lincoln dresses up for Christmas Jumper Day

Staff at businesses and organisations across the city have been donning their best and cheesiest Christmas jumpers in aid of charity.

Christmas Jumper Day on December 12 is aiming to raise awareness for Save the Children, a worldwide charity that promotes children’s rights as well as supporting children in developing countries.

It aims to “make the world better with a sweater” with all donations being spent on improving lives of children in the UK and overseas.

According to the charity, in the UK 3.5 million children live in poverty as families can’t afford nutritious food, heating, household essentials or good quality childcare.

At the time of writing the campaign, now in its third year, has so far raised £230,790 in the UK.

You can donate to the cause online, or by texting WOOLLY to 70050 and donating a minimum of £2.

Lincoln clothing shop Eqvvs is offering 15% off full priced jumpers online, with promo code JUMPER15, for Christmas Jumper Day.

Meanwhile, Your Print Partner (YPP) in Lincoln took part by printing off a giant Christmas jumper.

YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren said: “We’re hoping that our giant jumper will help raise awareness of Christmas Jumper Day, which is raising money to go towards helping the most vulnerable children in the world.

“All the team here are looking very festive today, and hopefully our donations, along with those from the thousands of schools and organisations up and down the country also taking part, can really help make a difference.”

Eqvvs in Lincoln.

Eqvvs in Lincoln.

Staff from NHS in Lincoln.

Staff from NHS in Lincoln.

Staff at the University of Lincoln.

Staff at the University of Lincoln.

Londis at The Pavilions in Lincoln.

Londis at The Pavilions in Lincoln.

H E Lettings, Hodgson Elkington and Thompson & Richardson.

H E Lettings, Hodgson Elkington and Thompson & Richardson.

LAGAT and Quest Recruitment.

LAGAT and Quest Recruitment.

Even RAF Coningsby are getting in the festive spirit.

Even RAF Coningsby are getting in the festive spirit.

Lincoln College's library staff.

Lincoln College’s library staff.

Members of the Graduate School at the university of Lincoln took part, even while travelling to London!

Members of the Graduate School at the university of Lincoln took part, even while travelling to London!

iPoP Photography in Lincoln.

iPoP Photography in Lincoln.

Place: Architecture in Lincoln.

Place: Architecture in Lincoln.

Social Change UK donned jumpers and held a bake sale, making just over £80.

Social Change UK donned jumpers and held a bake sale, making just over £80.

A number of primary school are also taking part.

A number of primary schools are also taking part.

Ideafuel decided to create their own Christmas jumpers.

Ideafuel decided to create their own Christmas jumpers.

Smith-Construction in Heckington.

Smith-Construction in Heckington.