For my 12 days of Giving charity donation (of time) I wanted to support a local charity. I chose Loveworks – they are based in Reigate and have one simple aim; to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable groups of people in the area, from the elderly to the hungry.
As part of Jellybean’s 12 Days of Giving initiative, I was able to donate half a day of my time to the wonderful charity Blue Cross for Pets.
Blue Cross helps thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour support and help finding them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support. They develop lifelong relationships with pets and owners, providing quality care that is both accessible and non-judgemental.
‘Tis the season to be giving and eating too much.’ Whilst planning my Christmas it became quite apparent that my festive period is very driven by food and drink. However, this is not the case for everyone at Christmas. As we all know Foodbank donation baskets are popping up in most supermarkets all over the country. The thought of not being able to provide a meal for your family must be particularly difficult at this time of year, there’s no escaping Christmas! This notion inspired me to choose Epsom & Ewell Foodbank as my chosen charity for Jellybean’s 12 Days of Giving.
When given the opportunity to support a local charity with time, I immediately thought of St Catherine’s Hospice and was lucky enough to be able to help in their Reigate Charity Shop. St Catherine’s Hospice day in and day out make a difference to so many people and their families, offering support and advice in their darkest moments.
I’m sure you’re aware by now what Jellybean’s 12 Days of Giving is all about – It’s Jellybean’s way of giving during the season of goodwill. Throughout the year we support charities in some way, shape or form – and at Christmas it’s normally by fundraising in a very festive way. This year, however, we wanted to ‘do different’, and donate our time to a charity of our choice.