Are you a Christmas Charity Elf?

Christmas is a time to remember our loved ones that are sadly not able to join us at this family festive season. Christmas is also a time for joy and charity.

Many of you each year want to raise money and support a charity around this time of year, often in tribute to a loved one to keep their memory alive or to help make a difference.

It’s very difficult to plan this year for obvious reasons and many events will be virtual rather than real-time, but there are definite types of charity elves out there.

There are the ‘doers’, who organise charity events, such as mulled wine and stilton evenings, Christmas present-making arts and crafts afternoons, Santa runs, Christmas carol singing, and the good old-fashioned Christmas bazaars/stalls.

Then there are the ‘goers’, who attend all charity events, those with a voice for carol singing, those with a taste for mulled wine, those who love making things. The go-ers are as important as the do-ers as, without them, the charity events would flounder.

And then there are the ‘givers’, who readily donate bric-a-brac to the stalls, who bring food/wine to the evenings, who buy charity Christmas cards and those who give money to charity rather than buying too many presents.

Which type of Christmas charity elf are you? Do you like to get stuck in and organise Christmas charity events? Do you love the social whirl of going to all the Christmas dos, even if they are virtual this year? Do you love giving? Perhaps you are a combination of all the above. If so, we applaud you all!

Whatever your type, Christmas wouldn’t be the same without you!!!