Christmas Giving - How you can make a difference

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

Animal SOS

Prickles and Paws

Maria's Animal Shelter

Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary

Safe Haven for Donkeys

Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary

Health Charities

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Children's Hospice South West

Cornwall Hospice Care

iSight Cornwall

CLIC Sargent

Leonard Cheshire

Homelessness Charities

St Petroc's

Crisis at Christmas

Refugee Charities

Tibet Relief Fund

Environmental Charities

Surfers Against Sewage

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

More Charities

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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