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Northern Irish designer supports Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day

Over its lifespan Christmas Jumper Day has raised £35 million in the UK to help change the lives of children (Alamy/PA)
Over its lifespan Christmas Jumper Day has raised £35 million in the UK to help change the lives of children (Alamy/PA) Over its lifespan Christmas Jumper Day has raised £35 million in the UK to help change the lives of children (Alamy/PA)

A young designer from Northern Ireland who has designed knitwear worn by A-list celebrities has shown her support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Contemporary fashion designer Hope Macaulay, whose chunky cardigans have been worn by celebrities including singer Jennifer Hudson and model Gigi Hadid, has backed the charity’s 2023 appeal in Northern Ireland.

Ms Macaulay, who is from the north coast, posted in support of the charity’s festive fundraising day to her 290,000 Instagram followers.

In the post Ms Macaulay showcased some of her red festive knits and said: “Wear your favourite Christmas knit with pride knowing that the money raised will support some of the most disadvantaged children in the UK and around the world.”

December 7 will see an array of stars join forces to shine a light on pre-loved fashion for this year’s Christmas Jumper Day, as they take part in Save the Children’s annual festive campaign.

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Involved in the campaign are presenters Laura Whitmore and Holly Willoughby, Bridgerton star India Amarteifio and influencer Fats Timbo.

In Northern Ireland singer-songwriter Ferna said she will be donning her pre-loved festive jumper in support of the campaign, saying: “Not everybody gets the same start in life, so I’m thankful that Save the Children is working to correct that and help every child reach their natural potential.”

Over its lifespan Christmas Jumper Day has raised £35 million in the UK to help change the lives of children.

The money supports children around the world, including in Northern Ireland, to stay safe, healthy and widen their education.

Since 2012, millions of people around the world have donned their Christmas jumpers for one day in December and donated £2, or whatever they can afford, to Save the Children.

Save the Children Northern Ireland said it has worked hard to fight against injustices and inequalities to make sure every child has a chance to thrive.

The charity hopes its Christmas Jumper Day gives the opportunity for the public in Northern Ireland to help support its work at home and across the world.