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When is Christmas Jumper Day 2018 and what is the money raised for?

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Christmas Jumper Day was first introduced six years ago (Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

Everyones favourite sartorial Christmas tradition is just around the corner and will see a whole 24 hours dedicated to festive jumpers.

Christmas Jumper Day has encouraged everyone from office workers to beloved pets to pull on their favourite knitwear and raise money for charity.

Heres what you need to know about the tradition and how you can support it.

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When is it?

Christmas Jumper Day 2018 is on Friday December 14, leaving plenty of time to uncover your favourite pullover from storage or hit the shops to invest in a new one.

Who organises it?

Save The Children launched the campaign in December 2012 and has continued to run it ever since.

You can sign up online and get a free fundraising kit.

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Where do the funds go?

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Save The Children is a charity dedicated to helping to improve the lives of children and families around the world.

The money raised will go towards delivering life-saving care and medication, helping to provide an education and supporting struggling families.

How to donate to Save The Children

You can help support Save The Children by organising a Christmas Jumper Day at your place of work, study or among friends.

You can also take part in other fundraising events – such as sponsored runs or walks – or make a donation directly on the charitys site.

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