T’is the season to be jolly and also the season for giving, in particular to those less fortunate than yourself. We have gathered 4 charities that would love your support at this time of year. No matter the charity you choose, the internal feeling and knowledge that you have helped someone should be exactly what Christmas is all about.
Take a look at the 4 charities below and chose one close to your heart, no donation to small!
1. Salvation Army Christmas Appeal
Salvation Army churches and centres all over the UK will be running a Christmas present appeal, collecting donated gifts and toys for children that wouldn’t usually receive a present for Christmas. The charity will also be supporting those who are homeless this winter, distributing hot meals, sleeping bags and coats.
Donations for toys are open until mid December
2. The Book Trust Christmas Appeal is another fantastic charity that raises money to send books to vulnerable children or children in care whos’s families might not be able to afford presents. Some of these children may be spending Christmas away from their families for the first time, and what a better way to help uplift them then the gift of reading and allow them to get engrosed in a book. Last Christmas 14250 children received a book parcel from The Book Trust Christmas Appeal.
All donations welcome below
3. RSPCA Christmas Rescue
This Christmas the RSPCA is looking for donations to help answer the calls on the Animal Rescue line. These donations will allow care teams to keep working over the Christmas period to make sure animals are receiving the loving care that they so truly deserve. In the Christmas period 2019, over 2500 animals were saved by the RSPCA, Christmas is a common time for animals to be neglected due to financial struggles or people travelling.
Check out the link below to donate
4. AGE UK
Christmas is known to be the lonliest time of the year for over 1.5 million elderly people that do not live near by family or have lost a partner. Age UK is knowjn for working to change this in hope that no one is alone for Christmas.
Age UK will be working hard to organise their usual Christmas get togethers. The Charity is asking for £15 donations, this could help to answer three calls to those in need of company this Christmas.
The Age UK Advice Line, 0800 678 1602, is open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year - even on Christmas Day.