Bright jumpers have become synonymous with the festive period, and it's hard not to love the tacky ones on offer nowadays! This Christmas, thanks to Send a Cow, even Gloria the cow has joined the fashion herd, which has been knitted to help raise awareness of Send a Cow’s aim of selling 20,000 festive gifts that will make a difference to poverty-stricken African families.
I've worked with Send a Cow before when I shared with you this free recipe book download and I am pleased to be able to work with them again. I received no payment or incentive for doing this and am happy to help the charity and tell you about their Christmas gift catalogue.
It contains gifts that make a difference to poverty-stricken families in seven African countries. Gifts range from ‘Local Cow’ (£205), which provides a farming family with milk and manure; ‘Little Donkey’ (£9) which helps families take good care of their four-legged friends who transport farm produce to market; and ‘Tip Tap’ (£10), a bestseller which improves hygiene levels in areas where soap and water are luxuries.
You can see the gifts here: www.sendacowgifts.org.uk or call 01225 874222
And yes, Gloria the cow really does have a Christmas jumper (apparently) - you can see a video of it being knitted here
Replacing the traditional jumper pattern of snowmen or crackers, this udderly stylish Christmas jumper has been created to showcase the charity’s latest altruistic Christmas gifts catalogue, and was custom-knit with maximum comfort and fit in mind for the fashion-conscious cow.
Gloria the cow, a purebred Jersey from Devon, didn’t bat an eyelid at being fitted with the jumper, which fits with Velcro straps and is based on one of her existing comfortable coats.
Simon Barnes, CEO of Send a Cow said; “This year we’ve taken the idea of the quirky Christmas jumper one step further, to encourage people to think differently about the gifts they buy this Christmas. Instead of buying chocolate for a friend, why not buy something unusual - for as little as £5 you will greatly improve the lives of poverty-stricken families in Africa. This is our 13th year of the Christmas catalogue and over the years we’ve raised over eight million pounds to help poor families. We really hope that you will support us this year by buying a gift, to help us change even more lives this Christmas and beyond.”
Thanks to Cow PR for the information and quote from Simon Barnes. My boyfriend's last name is pronounced 'cow' though it is spelled differently so I am going to have a look at the Send a Cow gift catalogue with him in mind!