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5 Dec 2014

Countdown is on to Loughborough’s winter woolly world record attempt

There are just a few days left to dig out your Christmas jumpers for the winter woolly world record fundraising event at Loughborough University on Wednesday 10 December.

The event is being held as part of the national Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser, which is aiming to “make the world better with a sweater.” Now in its third year, the event has raised more than £1.6 million to date to help give children around the world a brighter future.

The world record attempt will take place on Wednesday 10 December from 12.30pm at the newly landscaped Shirley Pearce Square, in front of Martin Hall on the Loughborough University campus.

“We’d like to see as many people from all around Loughborough on the campus wearing their Christmas woollies,” says Sarah Haar, who is organising the event. “There will be a Christmas farmers’ market and music to keep you entertained too. And if you don’t have chance to get a Christmas jumper before the event, you can buy one on the day at the University, with a proportion of the cost going to Save the Children.

“So if you’ve got a bit of time to spare at lunchtime on 10 December, we’d love to see you and all your family and friends on campus!”

Pre-registration for the event isn’t required, but if you let us have your contact details at www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/events/jumpers/ we can keep you informed about the day.

And don’t forget to tweet pictures of you and your friends in your Christmas woollies with the hashtags #xmasjumperday #LboroXmas

Notes for editors

Article reference number: PR 14/214

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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