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:
Christmas can be a difficult time and Samaritans are just a phone call away.
There to make sure no one has to face mental health problems alone.
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.