It’s that time of the year when the trees are decorated, presents are exchanged, friends meet and family time is spent curled up on the sofa watching heart-warming festive movies.
It’s important to remember how blessed we are, to have family around, a roof over your head and delicious, bountiful food to feast on. There are others who are not so fortunate and Christmas day is just like every other day. It’s filled with the same struggles and strife’s where there are no presents, no home or bed and a proper meal is a distant dream.
Save the Children raise money to help bring vital things like food, medicine and shelter to children who urgently need them. Through their fundraising initiatives everyone can help to sort out real life issues like global inequality, poverty and hunger. This year we held our very first Christmas Jumper Day raising money for Save the Children and celebrated ‘getting silly for a great cause’.
We held a pizza party and bake sale with soft drinks and a little tipple of Champagne to toast the festivities. Our office was decorated with tinsel and garlands and a table spread strewn with chocolate brownies, peanut and cashew balls and gingerbread men.
There was also a prize for the best festive creation and after much deliberation; we selected the colleague who had gone to the effort of customizing his jumper with tinsel, lights and Elton John-esque glitter glasses. A well-deserved bottle of wine was presented to him before carrying on with the party.
After all the food was eaten and the Champagne was drunk, we counted up our donations and were delighted to have raised a total of £261. We hope that that will help make someone's Christmas that little bit brighter this year.
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Target Dry HQ!