Clwyd South Assembky Member joined in the seasonal fun this week by donning his favourite festive jumper for Save the Children.
The local Labour AM joined colleagues in the Assembly and people across the country by wearing their favourite sweaters for Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, December 14.
By tinselling up in festive knitwear, AMs were raising money for Save the Children’s life-changing work with the world’s poorest children.
Mr Skates said: “Even though some of the jumpers I’ve seen this week are of dubious quality, it was fun to raise money and awareness for such a good cause.
“Every year 7.6 million children under-five die from easily preventable causes such as pneumonia and malnutrition. The work of Save the Children is helping to save lives across the globe and ensure more children get the chance to live a healthy life, no matter where they live.
“Whilst Christmas time is a fun and enjoyable time of year, we should spare a thought for those children growing up in parts of the world where the fight to stave off malnourishment and disease is a constant battle.
“This Christmas Jumper Day is a chance to raise money for Save the Children and help change the lives of young people living in some of the poorest communities on earth.”
To find out more about Christmas Jumper Day, visitwww.savethechildren.org.uk/jumpers