Monday, 3 December 2012

Christmas - "insert favourite Christmas song here"

We're into December, so it's now safe to talk about Christmas! I'm not going to lecture you on how it's the time of year to think about those less fortunate than yourself, but if, like me, you're drowning in stuff and people are asking what you'd like then here are some charity initatives that you might like to have a shufty at:

1. NSPCC's Letter from Santa

We sent one of these last year and it was very well received - make your young friends smile!

2. Operation Christmas CHild

All you have to do is fill a shoebox with some lovely things for children in countries all over the world.

3. Local to Newbury? How about the Children's toy appeal?

Simply donate a toy that's new but unwrapped.

4. A Kids Company Christmas

Netmums is helping the Kids COmpany to raise money for its "Merry Quidmas" campaign for children who will be alone on Christmas day.

Text KIDS GIFT to 70700 to make a £1 donation to help provide a gift for a vulnerable child.

Text costs £1 plus your standard operator charge. Kids Company receives the full £1 donation

5. Foodbanks

We all tend to buy more than we can eat at this time of year. Any extra will be gratefully received by a foodbank.

Happy Christmas everyone!!

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