Southsea aquarium gets festive for Christmas Jumper Day

Robert Davidson, from the Blue Reef Aquarium
Robert Davidson, from the Blue Reef Aquarium
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AN AQUARIUM is getting into the festive spirit by supporting a national charity campaign.

The Blue Reef Aquarium, in Southsea is taking part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday.

Charity Save the Children is holding the event and inviting people to wear their favourite Christmas knits and donate money.

To get the tanks ready for the event, aquarist Robert Davidson put the finishing touches to the aquarium’s sub-aquatic Christmas tree while sporting a festive jumper.

Hannah Butt, who is organising Christmas Jumper Day at the attraction, said: ‘We wanted to help promote Christmas Jumper Day because it’s a fun way for everybody to get involved and help needy children worldwide.

‘Pretty much everyone has a really cheesy Christmas sweater and this is the perfect opportunity to get it on and wear it with pride, rather than embarrassment – for one day at least.

‘Our brave volunteer went one step further and actually jumped into our tropical ocean display in 
his Santa jumper to help 
raise awareness about 
Friday.’

As an added incentive, Blue Reef Aquarium will be offering anyone who arrives wearing a Christmas jumper between Friday and Sunday 20 per cent off the on-the-door admission price.

Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.