All of us who work at Dyfed IT are lucky enough to live on the coast of West Wales, near the town of Cardigan. The area is steeped in history, it boasts the most amazing views either over the stunning Cardigan Bay or inland over the Preseli Mountains. We really couldn’t ask for a nicer place to live and work. Then we hear that the local council has done something so special that we feel very proud of our little town.
Cardigan is to be renamed Jumper for one week only, starting this Thursday 15th December! It’s to coincide with Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day which is on Friday. Our mayor Clive Davies will make an announcement on Thursday outside the town’s Guild Hall and will then officially change the name to Jumper.
Save the Children contacted the council with the hilarious name change to help raise awareness for the charity and the council thought it was a wonderful idea. The Mayor said “We’ve been known as Cardigan for hundreds of years but we felt now was the time to rename the town for such an important cause. The council is 100% behind the move and the whole town is set to celebrate the occasion in Jumper this Friday”.
Mary Powell-Chandler, Head of Save the Children Wales added “People do incredible things every year for Christmas Jumper Day but this is an exciting first; a town changing it’s name for this important cause. It doesn’t get much sillier than this, and all for a serious cause. We’re so grateful to everyone in the town for getting involved”.
We will all be wearing our festive jumpers on Friday as we will be in Jumper and of course we’ll all be donating £2 each to the charity. Hopefully Jumper will be full of mad Jumpers for the day. If you’re free and not too far away please come along and join in, we’ll be making history but also helping to raise money for Save the Children.
See you Friday!