Today is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Christmas Jumper DayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ all across the UK, and to celebrate we have made the biggest jumper in town!
At 12ft wide, this super-sized sweater would even be a little ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“roomyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ for Santa Claus himself.
The company recently invested in new ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“superwideÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ direct-to-textile print technology, which will digitally print 3.2m wide rolls of fabric, and we were able to utilise this to produce an enormous Christmas jumper – all as one piece.
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual event in aid of Save the Children. Now in its third year, the charity is asking even more people across the UK to join the woolly revolution to help ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“make the world better with a sweaterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢. The event has raised Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1.6 million to date, and organisers are expecting this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s to be the biggest yet – with almost 4 million officially Brits signed up to take part in the festive fun.
All of the staff at YPP have made a donation to Save the Children to pop on a pullover today, with an award set to go to the very best novelty knitwear.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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 worldÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAll 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.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
If you want to join in, Save the Children is suggesting that adults make a donation of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£2 and school children Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£1, and the UK government will double your money ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ matching every pound you give up to Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£5 million. To donate via text message, please text JUMPER to 70050 to donate Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£2 straight to Save the Children.