Doing something useful

As I may have mentioned about a million times before, I am opposed to Christmas starting too early. However, I am thinking about Christmas, what presents I’m buying/making and for who, what food, what I need to do to make the house fit for Christmas.

In the midst of all this, I can’t but help of people who aren’t going to have a good Christmas, either because there isn’t any money for food and presents, or because they don’t have a home or for all of the other reasons that can make Christmas a nightmare.

So I’m going to make sure that as well as doing all the normal things I do to prepare for Christmas, I’m going to do something else. Three things in fact. Because I don’t live in fear of being hit, I have enough food to eat and I have somewhere to live. However bad my life seems, it could be so much worse and if there was a time to remember that and do something about it, it should be Christmas!  So, between now and Christmas, I will:

  • Buy a gift from the Refuge gift list. The gift list helps ensure that everyone in a Refuge home gets a Christmas present.
  • Donate food to the Trussell Trust foodbanks. There are collection points at Tesco’s next weekend.
  • Make a donation to Shelter.

It isn’t a lot but it is something.




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2 Responses to Doing something useful

  1. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    those tescos banks are such a good idea! it’s a pity they can’t have them all year round

    • nicdempsey says:

      I think it would be good if they could do them once a month. I worry that people will get ‘compassion fatigue’ though! It’s scary how much of the work done with food banks relies on charity though.

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