People in Salford have opened up their wardrobes and pulled out their festive finery in aid of Save the Children.

This is the 6th year running that Christmas Jumper Day has been celebrated nationwide.

Nandos in Salford Quays are celebrating with donation buckets at their tills and staff wearing Christmas jumpers, bauble earrings and headbands.

Stephen Morris manages the branch,

“I think it’s really important that Nandos in Salford Quays helps out. It boosts staff morale! As soon as we mentioned it all the staff really wanted to get involved. It’s a great opportunity to raise money and give something back”

Nandos aren’t the only ones celebrating the day.

At the University of Salford, photography students set up a giant photo booth complete with human-sized gingerbread man for passersby to get their photo taken in exchange for £2 for the charity.

Louise Hawlken organised the event

“After 2pm today all the pictures will be displayed in the New Adelphie building for everyone to enjoy!”

Last year the charity raised £4.4m, and are hoping to top that figure this year.

Save the children says donations help bring essential food, healthcare, education, and protection to millions of children around the world who are missing out.

The fundraiser helps children not just survive, but to thrive. The more people raise, the more chance is given children in the world’s toughest places to build a better future.

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