Beano’s Dennis changes his jumper
In support of Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
Ahead of the much-anticipated Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14 December, The Beano's Dennis has changed his iconic striped jumper in support of the charitable event.
This week’s issue of the Beano comic encourages fans to don a festive knit for a great cause, as character Dennis swaps his infamous jumper which he has rarely been seen without since his 1951 debut.
Dennis’ Christmas jumper, is available to pre-order from the online Beano shop and features Gnasher’s face with a Rudolph red nose and Dennis’ trademark red and black stripes. The kid’s jumper retails at £21.99*, whilst the adult version is £31.99, with 10% of proceeds from both to be donated to charity Save the Children.
The ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ themed Minnie the Minx strip also features Dennis and The Bash Street Kids, as they compete against each other to be recognised for wearing the silliest Christmas jumper in Bash Street School’s fashion show.
Mike Stirling, Editorial Director at Beano Studios said: “Thousands of people up and down the country will be wearing a Christmas Jumper on Friday 14thDecember, so it only seemed fitting that Dennis and the gang got involved to bring a touch of Beano LOLZ.”
Helena Wiltshire, Head of PR and Partnerships at Save the Children said “It’s fantastic to see iconic Beano characters Dennis, Minnie the Minx and the Bash Street Kids getting involved in this year’s Christmas Jumper Day. Whether you buy your Christmas Jumper or create one of your own like Minnie the Minx for Friday 14th December, every jumper worn for the day can really help build a better future for children everywhere. Together we can make the world better with a sweater.”
The Christmas Jumper 2018 comic strip can be seen in this week’s Beano and is available to buy on Wednesday 5 December 2018.