Some of world’s leading football players from Arsenal Football Club, including Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, David Ospina, Abou Diaby, Kieran Gibbs, Tomáš Rosický and Laurent Koscielny have donned a new range of festive Arsenal knits to mark their support for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.
In its third year, Save the Children is asking even more people across the UK to join the woolly revolution on Friday 12 December and help to make the charity’s Christmas Jumper Day an even bigger success than last year.
Arsenal players are so excited about the campaign that they tested their ball-skills with a football made of wool and even had a go at knitting with giant needles! And it’s not just the men who are ‘co-knitting’ to help ‘make the world better with a sweater’; players from the Arsenal Ladies team, including Kelly Smith, Rachel Yankey and Danielle Carter have popped on their winter woollies and posed for photographs to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day too.
To help raise funds for the Arsenal Foundation's global charity partner, Save the Children, Arsenal has launched a new range of Gunners’ themed Christmas jumpers for men, women and children in aid of the charity.
· The men’s Arsenal Christmas Jumper, worn by Sanchez, Cazorla, Diaby, Rosický, and Koscielny, boasts a bold Christmas design in Arsenal’s home colours. The jumper costs £30 with 20% of the full retail price being donated to Save the Children.
· The Arsenal Ladies Christmas Jumper, worn by Rachel Yankee and Danielle Carter, has a reindeer design and is priced at £25, with 20% of the full retail price being donated to Save the Children.
· The Arsenal Junior Christmas Jumper comes in dark green with a football-themed Santa Claus design. It costs £15 with 20% of the full retail price being donated to Save the Children.
All jumpers are available from the Club’s flagship store, The Armoury and through Arsenaldirect.com.
It’s really easy to take part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day – all you have to do is sign up at christmasjumperday.org, get family, friends and colleagues involved, make, borrow or buy a festive sweater, wear it on Friday 12 December and donate £2.
Arsenal’s partnership with Save the Children is funding the charity’s education work in the UK and overseas, giving children a chance to fulfil their potential. By buying an Arsenal jumper, taking part in Christmas Jumper Day and donating just £2 to Save the Children, you’ll help save and improve lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, and give children living in poverty here in the UK the chance to get a better start in life.
Arsenal will also be dedicating its Barclays Premier League fixture against Newcastle on Saturday, 13 December, to The Arsenal Foundation which supports projects that transform the lives of young people in the UK and overseas, including the work of Save the Children.
The traditional annual fundraiser will see Arsène Wenger and the Arsenal first team squad donating a day’s wages to the cause and encouraging supporters to get involved. Supporters are being encouraged to wear their Christmas Jumper to the game, in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, and post selfies on the Arsenal Foundation’s Facebook or Twitter page with #afcfoundation.
Those who post their Christmas Jumper selfies with #afcfoundation will also be entered into a competition to win a matchday ball signed by Alexis Sanchez.
To find out more about The Arsenal Foundation and the partnership with Save the Children visit www.arsenal.com/thearsenalfoundation.