As November kicks off, I’m beginning to see evidence of the Advent shopping extravaganza to come. Christmas lists are beginning to be spoken of, and malls are defying the ever-worrying financial climate to start filling up with tinsel, sparkles and shoppers.
Some of us, perhaps because of that financial climate, are beginning to wonder what we really need, and what we merely want. Not that there’s anything wrong with wanting, but somehow waste doesn’t seem as acceptable as it used to.
In the midst of all this commercial to-ing and fro-ing, comes a plea. On Refuge‘s Facebook Page today, I saw this message:
Have you started to buy your Christmas presents yet? Please help to make sure that every woman and child in our refuges gets at least one present this year by supporting our Christmas gift list appeal:
https://www.johnlewisgiftlist.com/ list number 478985.
Gifts start from just £1.50 so please give what you can to help bring some happiness to women and children escaping domestic violence this Christmas. Thank you.
Right now, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather buy a present for.
I think this is such a lovely, simple idea.
It’s maybe a bit corny, but when I saw a version of my baby son’s favourite toy (that would be Elmo) I had to buy it. I hope whoever receives it loves it too.
That’s really sweet, Leah. Hope baby R is doing fabulously. 🙂