Aylesbury born author launches Christmas jumper based on The Snowman film in aid of dementia charity

An Aylesbury born author has launched a Christmas jumper through her nostalgia website.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 4:20 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:32 am
A model demonstrates Fresh Retro Juice's new Snowman jumper
A model demonstrates Fresh Retro Juice's new Snowman jumper

Shem Douglas, 37, who grew up on Prebendal Farm and went to Waddesdon School has written two books - Between You, Me and the Banana Tree and Running From Twenty Four, also runs a 1980 and 1990s nostalgia website Fresh Retro Juice.

Shem has designed a Christmas jumper inspired by the classic 1982 short film The Snowman.

The parody design of the animation and the iconic eight bit NES game is on sale now with 10% of the profits from the jumper going to dementia charity Playlist for Life.

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Shem Douglas during the launch of You, Me and the Banana Tree

Fresh Retro Juice sells retro T-shirts and gifts.

Shem explained her reasons for choosing the charity saying: “My nan has dementia and it’s her CDs and old films which keeps her happy above everything else.“

"The work Playlist for Life do is amazing as they advocate music therapy as a form of medicine to someone living with dementia.

"Nostalgic memories are a strong force to be reckoned with!”

The design for the Christmas jumper was formed from Shem’s love of retro gaming and the iconic Christmas animation The Snowman.

She said: “I wanted to poke fun and create a design that was instantly recognisable as a 1980s throwback.”

You can purchase the Christmas jumper now online at https://freshretrojuice.com/exclusive-fresh-retro-tees/the-snowman-1982-christmas-jumper priced at £29.99.

Ten per cent of the total profit from each sale made between now and Christmas will be donated to Playlist for Life.