One less Christmas card could make all the difference!

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Christmas is a time for giving, spending lots of time with loved ones and creating happy memories. But at this time of year it’s also important to remember those for whom Christmas isn’t always an easy time and who may need the help of a charity over the festive period.

Charities rely on support from people like you to allow them to continue the great work they do, especially over Christmas.

We’re hoping that this year, if we encourage all of our fundraisers to donate a small amount to a charity, maybe even just the cost of a Christmas card, lots of charities would be better off. So why not share our Christmas meme instead of sending a card and donate the money you would have spent?

We’ve picked 12 causes to which you might consider donating your Christmas card money this year. Or if you have a cause that’s close to your heart, why not donate to them instead?

To show our support, we’re giving 12 charities a Christmas bonus of £100 each. All you have to do is donate directly to a charity by 24 December and all direct donations made between now and midnight on 24 December will be entered into the prize draw. Go on, #spreadthecheer. All 12 winning charities will receive their £100 in the New Year – what a great start to 2015!

Here are some charities you might like to consider:

Children with Cancer

Many children will be spending time in hospital over Christmas.donate-button_tcm31-37161

Age UK

Age UK supports the elderly who may otherwise be spending Christmas alone. donate-button_tcm31-37161


Missing people

Each day people go missing and Christmas can be the hardest time for those without their love ones.donate-button_tcm31-37161

Make a Wish

Helping make desperately ill children’s wishes come true.donate-button_tcm31-37161

rspca

A pet is for life not just for Christmas. donate-button_tcm31-37161

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90,000 children will be homeless this Christmas. donate-button_tcm31-37161

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Not all children live a fortunate life, but the NSPCC are working to change this.donate-button_tcm31-37161

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Christmas can be a difficult time and Samaritans are just a phone call away.

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Transforming lives in every community.donate-button_tcm31-37161

mind-logoThere to make sure no one has to face mental health problems alone.

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Virgin Unite logo

Uniting people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way.donate-button_tcm31-37161

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Supporting the thousands of people affected by Ebola this Christmas.donate-button_tcm31-37161

There are thousands more charities who would love your support, you can browse our list of charities here to make your donation.

Why not #spreadthecheer and instead of sending the Christmas cards, share this image on Facebook instead, sending your Christmas wishes and supporting a charity at the same time.

Happy Christmas.


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