Liverpool aims for Christmas Jumper World Record

Date: 04 December 2013

Christmas Jumper Day eventQuestion: What do John Lennon, Eleanor Rigby, a Superlambanana and John and Cecil Moores all have in common?

Answer:  They’ll all be taking part in a bid to create a unique Christmas World Record.

Because from this Friday (6 December), Liverpool is aiming to have everyone all wrapped up for the festive season – starting with this series of public statues. 

And on the same day the city centre will be staging a mass ‘wear a Christmas jumper’ event to launch a month long campaign to create the world’s largest online photo album of people wearing Christmas jumpers.

And it’s all being done in a bid to support disadvantaged children.

People are being invited to attend a special Christmas jumper photo-shoot outside St Johns Shopping Centre in Clayton Square at 12.15pm on Friday – with snow guaranteed! Plus a free mince pie when they buy a hot drink in nearby Signature Café, in Rapid Discount Outlet

And if they can’t make the event, they’re being encouraged to take a pic of themselves – or colleagues, family and friends – and post the image on social media with the hashtag #LpoolXmasJumpers

If more than 5,000 people post a picture with the hashtag – Liverpool will claim the unique World Record to go with the title of World’s Largest Santa Dash – hopefully set last Sunday (subject to a forthcoming attempt by Las Vegas).

Entries will be accepted up until 5 January 2014 and participants will be asked to donate £1 to Mission Christmas, a Liverpool charity which last year gave a Christmas present to 17,000 children who would not normally have received one.

The event is being co-ordinated by City Central BID and Commercial District BID, which are encouraging the 1,400 businesses who are their members in the city centre to take part.

Ian Ward, Chairman of City Central BID, said: ‘’The people of Liverpool are world renowned for their generosity and this event aims to channel that to an extremely worthwhile cause. At the same time it’s giving everyone in the city a chance to have some festive fun and hopefully give Liverpool a unique World Record. After all, who doesn’t love wearing a Christmas jumper – and it’s the perfect excuse to buy one if you can’t think of present this year.’’