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Guinness World Record attempt on Christmas Jumper Day

Posted on December 18, 2013


Hundreds of Save the Children supporters joined choreographer Arlene Phillips in an attempt to break the world record for the most people wearing Christmas jumpers in one space last week on December 13.

Taking to the ice rink at Westfield London, the jumper-wearers performed a Christmas dance routine led by Phillips to help raise money for the charity.

With the festive backdrop of Kelly Clarkson’s brand new track “Underneath The Tree” (from Christmas album Wrapped In Red), Save the Children brought Christmas Jumper Day in with a bang and encouraged families, friends and children to get into the Christmas swing early.

Arlene Phillips said: “It was a pleasure to be a part of such a great experience! It was amazing to see everyone performing the dance routine and how many people turned up in Christmas jumpers to support Save the Children. Christmas Jumper Day may be over but don’t stop dancing and donating – visit to watch my festive dance routine and pledge £1 to Save the Children’s Christmas appeal.”

The Guinness World Record attempt will not be validated until it is verified by Guinness World Records.

For more information and to sign up, visit, see, or join the campaign on Twitter – @savechildrenuk #xmasjumperday.

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Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Today she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success. Her debut novel, The Girl Before You, was published last year in paperback, ebook and audiobook.

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