GLASGOW is preparing to celebrate Christmas Jumper Day as the Bank on Us toy drive campaign continues.

Set up by Save the Children in 2012, Christmas Jumper Day is a chance for people all over the country to don their best and worst festive clobber, and raise vital funds for the charity’s projects with children in the UK and overseas.

On Friday, the event is going digital and encouraging people to keep sustainability and the environment in mind, by recycling a preloved jumper or making your own ­creation.

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With many people still working from home during the pandemic, the charity, which works to support and protect children in the UK and over 100 countries around the world, is bringing people together in a virtual celebration.

Claire Telfer, head of Scotland at Save the Children, said: “Many workplaces are still closed. People are worried about their safety and social distancing and mindful of their finances and budgets.

“Rather than organise a traditional ‘in-person’ event, you can host your own virtual Christmas office lunch on Friday, December, 11.

“It’s really easy to do and people can don their jumper for an online gathering on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.”

She added: “You can then get everyone to snap a selfie in their Christmas jumper and bring all of those pictures together in one big team photo.

“People can also organise virtual fundraising events, like going for a sponsored walk in their Christmas jumper.

Glasgow Times:

“We appreciate all of the support we get at this time of year and the ideas people come up with to raise funds are incredible.”

Children and teenagers will still be able to take part and raise funds at schools and nurseries.

However, businesses which have had to close offices and premises will still be able to take part and host their own virtual gatherings.

The event comes as the Glasgow Times continues its Toy Bank Appeal in a bid to take the pressure of families this Christmas.

Last week, a free donation bag was included in each copy of the newspaper to be filled with newly bought toys which will be distributed to children in need across the city.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has bee set up for those who would prefer to donate from home.

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Donations have already surpassed £3,000 and Scottish business man John McGlynn has vowed to match all cash gifts up to £5,000 – which could lead to a £10,000 fund for the appeal.

The donation page can be found via

There are a host of materials and resources for fundraisers of all ages on the website