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Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Charity Gifts

Christmas is a wonderful, magical time of year and it’s a time for giving and what better way than to buy some of your Christmas shopping from charities. Not only are you getting some amazing gifts but your supporting these charities who do incredible work. Take a look at what these charities have to offer below:

Brooke – Animal Welfare Charity

Donkey Christmas Card
Image Credit: Brooke

Brooke, an international animal welfare charity which is dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules have launched lots of different gifts and cards that you can buy which will help support their work.

There is a Virtual gift selection where by donating £21 will send three emergency rescue packs, £73 will mend broken hooves and £129 will unlock compassion in communities. There are also other ways to support this charity, you can buy by cards at £4.25 per pack.

There are 10 cards of one design with envelopes and 100% of proceeds go towards their work to improve the lives of vulnerable working animals in developing counties. Donate or buy from Brooke here.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)

Image Credit: Great Ormond Street Hospital ( GOSH)

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) care for seriously ill children across the UK and try to make Christmas as special as possible for those who are too unwell to go home with their families. This year you can buy gifts from GOSH which will help to raise vital funding for the hospital.

This year Becky who spent time recovering on the Penguin ward at GOSH after falling seriously ill following complications from juvenile arthritis over Christmas 2015, and which left her in intensive care, recovered and is looking forward to spending Christmas at home with her family has designed a beautiful Christmas card this year.

The cards which feature a fantastic festive design are available in packs of 10 with envelopes and cost £4.50. There is also cuddly toys, winter warmers, other Christmas card designs, mugs and much more all of which you can get from GOSH Online shop here.

FLOOM And Make-A-Wish Foundation UK

Image Credit: FLOOM And Make-A-Wish Foundation

FLOOM has announced that it will be supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation UK this winter. Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.

Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover, they make each wish personal and magical. Floom will be donating a percentage of each collaborative wreath sale towards Make-A-Wish.

The wreaths will cost from £45 and will be available to buy from FLOOM.

Cancer Research UK

Winter Fleece Blanket
Image Credit: Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is the UK’s leading charity who do vital research. The new range which includes comfy cushions, tartan blanks and soothing hottie packs will be available in Cancer Research UK’s 600 charity shops and will be online from October.

As well as thoughtful gifts, the homeware collection will include beautiful ornaments and soft furnishings to help you decorate your home and will include baubles, crackers and Scandinavian style advent houses which will also be on sale to help you celebrate the season in style.

Shop the festive collection either in store or online at Cancer Research UK here.

Image Credit: Anthony Nolan

Anthony Nolan Charity

Anthony Nolan is a charity which carries out pioneering research and uses its register to match potential stem cell donors to blood cancer and blood disorder patients in need of stem cell transplants. People such as four-year-old Ava, who is now looking forward to a magical Christmas that, without a transplant, she may never have had.

This year gifts such as DNA inspired notepads, sweatbands and Lifesaving Sweatshirts can be bought to help support the work and research Anthony Nolan do and can all be bought online here.

Let’s help make Christmas special and buy our gifts from Charities this year.

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