The Puppet Company is teaming up with Save The Children to raise cash for the charity’s annual Christmas Jumper Day.
The family-run puppets and soft toy business is launching a range of Christmas Jumper Bear & Friends Puppets, with £1 for each sold going to the charity’s annual fundraiser, further adding to the £35 million the event has raised over the past 10 years or so.
The puppets, led by Christmas Jumper Bear and including pals Dog, Cat, Unicorn, Crocodile, Elephant and Lion, are each wearing a distinctive Save The Children-branded jumper, made from 100% recycled plastic. The jumpers are removable, giving the range year-round appeal.
“Helping children is at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate about creating joyous, educational, and eco-friendly puppets and soft toys for both children and adults to enjoy all over the world”Director and co-founder of The Puppet Company and Wilberry Toys, Sue Lockey
In a further boost to the charity’s coffers, The Puppet Company and sister company Wilberry Toys have also created a specially selected Christmas Collection of beautiful puppets and soft toys perfect for stocking fillers and gifts, with £1.00 from each item being donated to the charity. It includes Father Christmas, Snowmen and Reindeers through to adorable Dolls, Unicorns, Penguins and more
Save the Children senior fundraising and engagement manager Faye Waters said: “We are thrilled to partner with The Puppet Company and Wilberry Toys for this year’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign. The money raised from the sale of their adorable festive puppets and soft toys will go a long way to helping us to improve the lives of children in the UK and around the world. Together we can help every child get the chance of a future they deserve.”
Director and co-founder of The Puppet Company and Wilberry Toys, Sue Lockey added: “Helping children is at the heart of everything we do and we are passionate about creating joyous, educational, and eco-friendly puppets and soft toys for both children and adults to enjoy all over the world. Our Christmas Jumper Day Bear & Friends are now a key part of our puppet family as we work together with Save the Children to improve the lives of children. Our charitable work is an integral part of who we are, and we are thrilled to be working with this amazing charity to support the incredible work they do. We believe that all children deserve comfort and joy, especially at this time of year, and are doing what we can to raise awareness and funds to help”