Monday, 25 November 2013


It's that time of year again; the Christmas shopping has begun, the Ocado delivery slots have been all booked up since October, and the John Lewis ad has been trending on youtube for what feels like months.

So while you're drawing up your gift lists - for friends, children, nieces, nephews and godchildren - why not buy a present for someone else's? A child who won't be sleeping in their own bedroom this Christmas, a child who far from having a stuffed stocking at the end of their bed on Christmas morning will be lucky to get a single gift. A child who will be spending Christmas in a refuge. 

Over the course of a year, thousands of women and children pass through the doors of one of the safe houses run by domestic violence charity Refuge - each day they support 2800 women and children -  and most of those leave home, fleeing a violent partner, with only the clothes they are wearing. Children's clothes, toys... everything is left behind.

Which is why Refuge's Christmas list is such a brilliant idea. For as little as £5 (or as much as you fancy spending) you can buy a little bit of Christmas for one of these children (or their mums). Every year, Refuge try to ensure every mum and child spending the festive season in one of their refuges receives a minimum of two parcels under the tree. If you'd like to make sure that there's a child in a refuge opening a gift on Christmas morning because of you, here's how:

* Click on Buy a Gift and enter the gift list number 564013
Browse through the gifts and purchase one or more gifts of your choice (gifts start from as little as £5)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this brilliant scheme