Children make the world better with a sweater

A CHARITABLE bunch of schoolchildren put on their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for children less fortunate than themselves.

The pupils from Seaside Primary School in Freshbrook Road, Lancing, took part in Christmas Jumper Day to raise funds for Save the Children.

The 388 students joined hundreds of thousands of people in schools, offices and homes up and down the country as they sported a festive sweater for the day and donated £1 or more.

The money they raised will help save children’s lives in some of the toughest parts of the world, including Syria, Liberia, Haiti and Bangladesh.

A spokesman for Seaside school council said: “We have really enjoyed organising this event.

“We know the children enjoyed dressing up and that we raised lots of money for Save the Children.”

A statement from Save the Children thanked schools for taking part in this year’s event, adding: “The money you raised will help children growing up in some of the toughest parts of the world.”