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A Very Charitable Christmas

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05 Dec 2014
In the run up to Christmas, everyone is full of the joys of the season and looking forward to all that it brings. The Christmas markets, nights out and the general frivolity of this time of year bring a certain feeling that a lot of people get caught up in.

A lot of the adverts this year have been focused around the importance of others, such as the supermarket advert about the soldiers playing football on Christmas day during the war - a reminder of our troops who don't get to celebrate with their families on Christmas day.

My circumstances have changed this year and I find myself in a situation where the parts of the season I used to enjoy, I am no longer able to in the same way. This has prompted me to think about others who may be in a similar position. I find myself wanting to do something charitable over the Christmas and New Year period, and have recently been reminding myself of the things we used to do when I was at school at this time of year. I remember getting an old shoe box, covering it in Christmas wrapping paper and then collecting all sorts of things to put in it - including tins of food, children's toys and clothes to send to children in Africa. At an early age I was aware of the message that not everyone is as fortunate at Christmas.

As a business, one of the things I admire most about Sellick Partnership is our commitment to support charitable giving and voluntary work. We support a number of charities and also run a 'Payroll Giving' scheme to allow those who choose to, to make donations on a monthly basis to a charity of their choice. We regularly take part in charitable days, of which the most recent was the 'Wear It Pink' campaign where we all paid money to wear a pink item of clothing to work and also held a bake sale to raise money for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

So while this time of year is spent thinking about our own families and friends, I know personally I will be taking the time to think about others and what I can do to help those less fortunate and/or those who do not have enough support they need.

Will you be helping those less fortunate this Christmas? Perhaps you're doing some volunteering, or making a donation? We'd love to hear what you have planned.
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