You can’t have failed to notice that the festive season is upon us and everywhere you go the shops are full of Christmas gift ideas whether you’re shopping online or on the high street.
Some of you will be looking for traditional gifts for your friends and family, some will be thinking that you have enough already and don’t want to fill your home with more things you don’t want or need.
For those of you who would like to give more alternative gifts this Christmas, gifts that will help animals, children, people with disabilities, ill people, refugees, people who are homeless, people who are hungry, environmental causes, there are hundreds of charities out there offering ethically sourced hand made gifts, sponsorships, virtual gifts or you can make a donation or buy something from their wish list to keep them going.
Some charities will be very well known to you but there are many more tiny grass roots charities who rely solely on personal donations from individual people like you. They are run by volunteers and they cannot exist without your thoughtfulness and kindness.
This festive season we’d like to introduce you to some of these charities. Many of them are based in Cornwall or have a fundraising team here.
With many of them offering virtual gifts or online donation you can buy your gifts right up until Christmas Day.
Animal Rescue Charities
Prickles and Paws
Maria's Animal Shelter
Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary
Safe Haven for Donkeys
Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust
Children's Hospice South West
Cornwall Hospice Care
Crisis at Christmas
Tibet Relief Fund
Surfers Against Sewage
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Cornwall Hugs Grenfell
The Fishermen’s Mission
The Salvation Army
How to Raise Funds for Charities Every Time You Shop Online
Raising Money for Charities, Causes and Appeals
We’ll soon be collating a list of all the charities that operate in Cornwall with a link to each one, so if you haven’t ben included here please get in touch with us and we’ll make sure we include you in our forthcoming Charities in Cornwall page.
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