The Puppet Company has teamed up with Save the Children for its annual Christmas Jumper Day campaign.
Launching an exclusive selection of Christmas Jumper Bear & Friends Puppets, The Puppet Company will help raise funds for the charity’s vital work in the UK and around the world.
The special eco collection of Christmas Jumper Bear & Friends puppets are wearing exclusive Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day tops, made from 100% recycled plastic. The Puppet Company will donate £1 from thee sale of every Christmas Jumper Bear & Friends puppet, and £1 from every specially selected Christmas Collection of puppets and soft toys to the campaign, which has raised over £35 million since 2012. All funds raised will help some of the most disadvantaged children across the world, including the UK, get access to food, healthcare and education.
Christmas Jumper Bear & Friends puppets are part of the company’s Eco Walking Puppet collection – cuddly puppets made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, with access into both the arms and legs, so you can make them walk, run, dance and more. With a bear puppet as the central character, bear’s friends include a dog, cat, unicorn, crocodile, elephant and lion. Each has a removable Christmas top, featuring the Save the Children logo on the back.
To help raise further funds, The Puppet Company and its sister company Wilberry Toys have created a specially selected Christmas Collection of puppets and soft toys ideal as stocking fillers and gifts, with £1 from each item also being donated. Characters include Father Christmas, snowmen and reindeers, as well as dolls, unicorns, penguins and more.
Faye Waters, senior fundraising and engagement manager for Save the Children, commented: “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.”
Sue Lockey, director and co-founder of The Puppet Company and Wilberry Toys, 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.”