The 47 staff at Swindon-based UTAX (UK) Ltd, one of the UK’s largest document solutions partner only networks, are throwing their weight behind Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day campaign - and encouraging their entire UK Partner network of some 120 dealers to get behind the Day this Friday, 12 December.
Now in its third year, the charity is asking even more people across the UK to ‘help make the world better with a sweater’. Asda is supporting the campaign with a range of festive Christmas jumpers that are being sported by the likes of Myleene Klass, Jon Snow, Natasha Kaplinski, Paul O'Grady and Frankie Bridge and Comedian Harry Enfield has also made a spoof advertisement for the charity.
The campaign encourages people to wear a Christmas Jumper on December 12 and to donate £2 to the charity. To help the effort, the team at UTAX (UK) has created its own unique SMS code which means that everyone can be part of their fundraising effort.
UTAX (UK)’s MD, Shaun Wilkinson said: “Christmas is a time to reflect on those that aren’t as fortunate as us and when you think that just £1 could buy antibiotics to treat three new-born babies with potentially deadly infections and £2 could buy 18 sachets of oral rehydration treatment for children suffering from life-threatening diarrhoea, this is an important campaign to support. And with match funding from the Government, the donations could help twice as many children, so let’s make the 12th a success for Save the Children by wearing an old, new or borrowed jumper to work. You can support us by texting TEAMUTAXMAS to 70050 to donate £2 to our team total.”
On the Friday before Christmas, members of the UTAX team have also volunteered to wear ‘onesies’ to work to help increase their total funds raised.
UTAX will be sharing their fabulous photos on their Facebook and Twitter feeds and asking participants to share their pictures using the hashtags #TEAMUTAXMAS and #XMASJUMPERDAY.