Go back to blog
Theresa May and Boris Johnson don Christmas Jumpers in aid of Save the Children
- Wednesday 13th December 2017
Christmas spirit was most definitely in the air on our Downing Street set this morning as the wax figures of Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson came together in a double headed jumper to encourage the nation to help make the world better with a sweater ahead of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday December 15th.
Leaving Brexit negations at the door, the wax figures joined forces in a cheeky double-headed ‘Christmas means Christmas’ jumper, posing outside the infamous 10 Downing Street door. The unlikely pair is in good company, as millions of people up and down the UK are set to don their daftest knit on Friday 15th December to raise money for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Edward Fuller, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “We are delighted to support Save the Children again, and be part of this wonderful cause. In the spirit of the festive season we’ve brought our Theresa and Boris together with the message that Christmas really means Christmas.”
Helena Wiltshire, Head of PR at Save the Children, said: “If Boris and Theresa can put the tough job of running the country (and Brexit negotiations) to one side for the day to take part in Christmas Jumper Day, then we’re hoping the rest of the country will do the same! All people need to do is sign up, pay £2 to take part and know that all money raised on Friday 15th is helping the world’s most vulnerable children.”
By sticking on a daft sweater, signing up and donating £2 to Save the Children (£1 for schools taking part) at christmasjumperday.org, people will be helping the charity do whatever it takes to make sure the world’s forgotten children have the chance of a brighter future. Whether that’s giving a child living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, helping to buy nutritious food for their entire family, or setting up a safe space to give them the chance to be children again.