S&G Christmas Jumper DayStaff at Manchester based law firm Slater & Gordon Lawyers took some time out to help launch local charity After Adoption’s Christmas Jumper Day for 2013 at Manchester’s Christmas Markets, and are encouraging other Manchester businesses to get in the festive spirit and show their support by taking part on 13th December – simply by wearing a Christmas Jumper to work.

A representative from Slater & Gordon said: “We had such a great time taking part in Christmas Jumper Day last year, it was such an easy and fun way to support the vital work that After Adoption do. In our growing family law department we’ve seen first hand the impact that adoption can have on people’s lives and the difference that the programmes offered by After Adoption can make.

This Christmas will be a first Christmas for a lot of children. But for some this Christmas will be extra special, their first in their new family. Help from Manchester businesses will provide support to these families – at a time when they often need the most help.”

Sophie Bell, fundraiser at After Adoption said: “We’re delighted to have the support of Slater & Gordon for our Christmas Jumper Day again this year, building on their idea last year, to make it our key fundraiser for Christmas 2013. Simply wear your Christmas Jumper on 13th December and make a donation to After Adoption – from your best novelty knitwear or simply your favourite jumper with a bit of tinsel, anything goes!”

After Adoption finds adoptive families for older children and those who need to be placed with their brothers and sisters, and support adoptive families, young adopted people, adopted adults, and birth relatives of those adopted.

Sophie would love for more companies to follow Slater & Gordon’s example and take part “it’s a really fun and easy way to fundraise this Christmas and a great way to kick start the festive celebrations.  Wear your Christmas Jumper with pride and help us build close knit families this Christmas.”

Sign up today by visiting After Adoption’s website www.afteradoption.org.uk/christmasjumpers or call Sophie on 0161 830 2022.