Blogmas 2020

Blogmas – Christmas Jumper Day 2020

Good afternoon friends,

Last Friday, 11th December was Christmas Jumper Day.

(Excuse the tired eyes in the picture)

Each year, whether at school, work, or just at home, the date rolls round where everyone pulls out their Christmas Jumper.

This day isn’t just about getting into the Christmas spirit – alot of people don’t know the reason behind Christmas Jumper Day, and why we donate our £2’s each year.

For the past 8 years, Save the Children Cause ask for donations, and have raised an incredible £2.2 billion dollars.

Although the day has passed, you can still hold your own Christmas Jumper day, with family, friends, work or by zoom.

You can wear a Christmas jumper, T shirt, tie or make your own? (And if it looks awful, then you can label it a ugly Christmas jumper??)

Whatever you do, and how ever you much you can donate, it’s the thought that counts.

I forgot to donate at work, instead donated online, quick,easy, and not bombarded with follow up questions.

‘EMERGENCIES

We make sure we can be there to help when children need us most. We have appeals running for Coronavirus, as well as in Yemen and Syria. Our response to the Beirut explosion is set up to provide support immediately through money raised for our emergency fund (read more about the fund here). Whether children are at risk due to conflict or natural disasters, we make sure we’re there providing all we can to ease their suffering and help them to recover.
Take a look at the work we did with donations for our Cyclone Idai appeal.

AROUND THE WORLD

Last year, the Save the Children movement operated in 117 countries around the world, providing unique care and attention to each child we encounter based on their specific needs.
Whether that is vaccinating children in remote regions, providing anti-biotics for Pneumonia treatment, setting up temporary learning centres after natural disasters strike, or working to bring British children home from Syria, we do all we can to support them.

OUR UK WORK

We are hugely proud of the work we have done in the UK, but also recognise we have a long way to go.
We work in homes, nurseries, schools and communities to narrow the gap between children living in poverty and their better off classmates.
When COVID-19 hit, UK children’s lives turned upside down. To help, we started an Emergency Grant for families worst affected. Already, the grant has helped over 9,000 families. But there’s more to do. ‘

To help the cause, as well as wearing your jumper and donating, you can Can volunteer, and as always, raising awareness and spreading the message is extremely important, to keep this incredibly charity going.

Kaya •

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Make a difference, if you can.

Good evening friends,

Well. Isn’t this something else?

You’ve already guessed what this post is about.

Kittens!

Oh if only. It would fill me with such joy to wrote about kittens. But no, we’re not there yet.

But hopefully for a split second you had a warmer thought rather than Corona Virus!

Living in the UK at this time, all we can do is wait. Nothing has really happened yet. Nothing has been put in place? A few chains of cinemas and leisure centres have closed, schools will shut on Friday, and a few supermarkets have reduced hours. But for now, all is running the same…. but weirder.

Any who. My real reason for this blog is to talk about giving back.

I know it seems like a scary time at the moment, and that the shelves are emptying from people panic buying and stock piling.

Please rememeber those who may not have the money to buy what they need at a drop of a hat, and that many still rely on food banks.

Not only food, but basic every day toiletries like toothpaste, shower gel, deodorant.

Even an extra 2 or 3 quid to your shop could help others massively in need.

I spent £8.40 in Lidl, to buy a few bits to donate to the Isle of Wight Food bank, it might not look like alot or very exciting, but it’ll still help someone in need.

Kaya •