Costa Coffee are this year supporting Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day. Today, up and down the land people will be wearing their festive sweaters to raise money for a great cause.
But don't worry if you've missed the boat or your workplace/school (or in my case, working from home!) prevents you from joining in the frivolity, there's another great way to support the campaign.
Next time you pop into Costa Coffee (and let's face it, most of us are never far away from a Costa), pick up their adorable little book 'The Best Christmas Jumper'.
Priced at only £1.50 it's a great little stocking filler or gift for a class mate and you can feel warm and glowy knowing that £1.17 of that cost will go directly to Save The Children to help with their Read on, Get on campaign helping improve the literacy skills of disadvantaged children in the UK.
Join our national mission to ensure every child in the UK is a confident reader by age 11. Reading is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential and one of the best routes out of poverty for our poorest children. Yet in our country today too many children, including 40% of our poorest children, leave primary school without being able to read well. - Save the Children
The story is a charming Christmas tale, featuring Santa, Snowman, Reindeer and Elf (you may recognise them as the coffee cup characters), who discover that working together as a team is the key to success. A perfect book for Christmas bedtime reading or for your book advents.
Written by award-winning children’s writer Rachel Bright author of the Love Monster series, and illustrated by Vicki Gausden of Noisy Circus fame. It's suitable for tiny tots and young readers.
We loved it! And I'll be popping out to buy more for stocking fillers, knowing that the money will be going to a good cause.
Disclosure: We were sent a 'bedtime pack' including a copy of the book by Costa.