In the run up to Christmas Jumper Day on December 11, members of the Save the Children Mold and Anglesey branches are joining volunteers across Wales in a challenge to walk the length of the Wales Coastal Path - a whopping 870 miles between them. Their efforts will help support some of the world's most vulnerable children in Wales and around the world.

Now in its ninth year, Christmas Jumper Day has raised an amazing £25.1million! This year, joining in the festive fun is more important than ever. As a result of Covid-19, more children are living in poverty, going hungry and are unable to learn, which is why Save the Children is asking the public to get involved and help change their futures for the better.

John Roberts of the Mold branch of Save the Children said: "As volunteers in Wales, we came together to see what we could do and ultimately set ourselves the challenge of walking the length of the Wales Coastal Path between us in the lead up to our big annual fundraising day, Christmas Jumper Day.

"Our walkers range in age from young children to supporters in their 80s who will be out walking in all weathers often on difficult terrain. When we cross the Menai Suspension Bridge in the first week of December we will even be joined by Father Christmas! Some of us will be walking in our Christmas jumpers too, so watch out for us and donate what you can to our Just Giving page."

Lucy Potter, community fundraising manager for Save the Children in Wales who is also taking part in the challenge added: "We're so grateful to our volunteers for coming up with such innovative ideas on how to raise money in the face of the current challenges. Taking part in this walking challenge has been a great way of appreciating the beautiful scenery on our doorstep and with every step knowing that we are all helping to make a difference to the lives of families that need our help, now more than ever.

"This year, we are encouraging people to fundraise in whatever way works best - whether that's a virtual quiz, sweepstake or a social distanced outdoor activity. By donating £2 to take part, you really will be making the world better with a sweater!"

Rather than buying a new jumper Save this Children is encouraging everyone to dig out an old jumper and get crafty or head to your local Save the Children charity shop (or online) to buy a pre-loved festive knit. People can also order a donation bag online to donate old jumpers for that Save the Children will re-sell.

To support and donate to the Team Save Walk Wales please visit www.justgiving.com/team/TeamSaveWalkWales

To find out more and sign up to #christmasjumperday, please visit www.christmasjumperday.org.