Waxworks turn knitwits for charity

Famous faces show where there's a woolly, there's a way when it comes to charity at Christmas.

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Wax figures in Christmas jumpers at Madame Tussauds in London.

Famous faces show where there's a woolly, there's a way when it comes to charity at Christmas.

Sprinter Usain Bolt, actress Kate Winslet, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Virgin tycoon Sir Richard Branson are among those dressed in festive jumpers in support of a Save The Children campaign.

However, the involvement of the late Albert Einstein gives a clue that there may be a bit of a yarn behind the celebrity input. Staff at London attraction Madame Tussauds dressed wax figures of the well-known names in the seasonal knits to prepare for the charity's Christmas Jumper Day on December 13.

The five familiar figures were chosen in a Save The Children poll as the celebrities with whom members of the public would most like to spend their Christmas.

People are being encouraged to donate £1 to wear their sweaters to work, with more details at www.christmasjumperday.org.