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Will you be wearing your Christmas jumpers today?

PUBLISHED: 05:30 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:15 14 December 2018

Brookside pre school in their Christmas jumpers for charity.  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school in their Christmas jumpers for charity. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

SOPHIE BARNETT

Today people from all around the country will be pulling on a silly sweater and getting into the festive spirit in aid of the Save the Children charity.

The children were happy to meet Woolly Pully. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe children were happy to meet Woolly Pully. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

For six years people have been dressing up in colourful Christmas jumpers and donating money to help create a brighter future for children.

Follow the example set by school children in Ipswich who have this week been dressing up in support of the St Elizabeth Hospice which has been hosting its very own ‘Woolly Pully’ week to raise money for its specialist end-of-life care services.

A number of schools have been taking part in the hospice’s challenge which has more than 300 schools and businesses signed up to show their support.

Felicity Rook, head of fundraising at the hospice, said: “Woolly Pully is now a firm fixture in Suffolk’s festive calendar. Lots of individuals and groups of friends also take part as it’s such a fun and easy way to help us help our patients. Just wear your jumper and donate £2.”

Brookside pre school students and teachers dressed festively throughout the week.  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school students and teachers dressed festively throughout the week. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

This will be the third time Brookside pre-school has taken part in the festive fundraiser on behalf of the hospice.

Kerrie Bullimore, manager of the pre-school, said: “We always support the hospice because it’s close to home and everyone has been affected by cancer in some way.”

St Albans High School has also joined in this week, with students and staff getting kitted out in Christmas designs to raise money for charity.

Check out our gallery and see if you can spot your children!

Brookside pre school in their snazzy Christmas jumpers   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school in their snazzy Christmas jumpers Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The hospice is also encouraging those taking part to share their pictures on Facebook at #WoollyPullyWeek.

If you are taking part in a Christmas Jumper Day today, December 14, please send your photos to suffolkwebdesk@archant.co.uk to be included in our gallery.

Brookside pre school wore Christmas jumpers and Santa hats.  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school wore Christmas jumpers and Santa hats. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The children aged 2 to 4 years old loved Mr Woolly Pully!   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe children aged 2 to 4 years old loved Mr Woolly Pully! Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The children looked cute in their Christmas jumpers raising money for charity.    Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe children looked cute in their Christmas jumpers raising money for charity. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school were excited to high-five Mr Woolly Pully from St Elizabeth Hospice.    Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school were excited to high-five Mr Woolly Pully from St Elizabeth Hospice. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The chidlren from Brookside pre school have been spreading Christmas cheer all week.   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe chidlren from Brookside pre school have been spreading Christmas cheer all week. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school in their festive fundraising attire.  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school in their festive fundraising attire. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The children loved wearing their Christmas jumpers raising money for charity. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe children loved wearing their Christmas jumpers raising money for charity. Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

The children were excited to meet the fluffy sheep Mr Woolly Pully!  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe children were excited to meet the fluffy sheep Mr Woolly Pully! Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school Christmas jumpers   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT Brookside pre school Christmas jumpers Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Boys from Brookside pre school were all smiles in their Christmas jumpers   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBoys from Brookside pre school were all smiles in their Christmas jumpers Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school Christmas jumpers   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT Brookside pre school Christmas jumpers Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Brookside pre school gathered round their Christmas tree in their Christmas jumpers   Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTBrookside pre school gathered round their Christmas tree in their Christmas jumpers Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Nihaal and Inez with Wolly Pully  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNihaal and Inez with Wolly Pully Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Wolly Pully from the St Elizabeth Hospice popped into St Albans Secondary School in Ipswich  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWolly Pully from the St Elizabeth Hospice popped into St Albans Secondary School in Ipswich Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Emma and Silvijah nearly had matching jumpers  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEmma and Silvijah nearly had matching jumpers Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Nihaal, Inez, Silvija and Emma in their Christmas jumpers  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNihaal, Inez, Silvija and Emma in their Christmas jumpers Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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