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Torbay community staff don festive knits to save young lives

9 December 2016
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From penguins to red-nosed reindeers, Torbay community workers are hoping their pullover power will bring joy to disadvantaged children worldwide.

Sanctuary Housing’s neighbourhood team in Torbay is joining staff from So-Fly youth activity group and Windmill Community Centre to take part in Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save The Children on 16 December.

Everyone wearing a festive knit makes a donation and the cash raised goes towards projects to bring essentials like healthcare, education and food to millions of children around the world, who are missing out on the most basic support.

Jordan Pierson, founder of So-Fly - an organisation running social sport sessions for local residents through Sanctuary Housing’s Love Sport initiative – came up with the idea and is encouraging others to join in the fun.

Lynne Roberts, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager in Torbay, said: “Supporting worthwhile events like Christmas Jumper Day is a way to bring the community together and help bring some happiness to others less fortunate than ourselves.”

The event also coincides with Local Charities Day. Donations for Save The Children will be received at Windmill Community Centre throughout the week leading up to 16 December.