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26 Nov 2014

Help us break the Christmas jumper world record

If you’re starting to get into the festive spirit, then don your Christmas jumper and join the hundreds who’ll be gathering on campus to break the winter woolly world record!

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.

We’ll be attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the 'largest gathering of people in Christmas jumpers/sweaters' which currently stands at 639 – but with Loughborough’s competitive spirit we can beat that easily!

We’d like to see as many students and campus-based staff as possible wearing their Christmas woollies. They can be tasteful (or not!), bought or homemade, it really doesn't matter, just as long as they’re suitably festive.

Join us at 12.30pm at the newly landscaped Shirley Pearce Square, in front of Martin Hall. There will also be a Christmas farmers’ market so you can stock up on festive fare and music to keep you entertained.

All we ask is for a £2 donation to take part – all proceeds will go to Save the Children.

Pre-registration for the event isn’t required, but if you let us have your contact details at we can keep you informed about the day.

We hope to see you on Wednesday 10th December, and don’t forget to bring your friends, family and colleagues!