In this article, we thought we would take some time to highlight some of the charitable causes we are supporting this Christmas, and give you some insight into the important work they carry out. If you would like to make a donation to any of the charities mentioned, we’ve included links to their sites as well.

Szlachetna Paczka (The Noble Gift)

Established in 2001, the Noble gift is one of the largest charities in Poland. Their aim is to provide support for underprivileged families at Christmas. They do this by contacting and vetting these families throughout the year and then publishing a list in November that details their plight, and what they need. When donors ‘adopt’ a family, they receive a list of items the family needs, and can then assemble a gift package to send to their family of choice in time for Christmas.

The great thing about this cause is that it provides the adopted families with much-needed practical support at a traditionally trying time of the year. It also requires donors to be more pro-active in assembling care packages, rather than just donating cash, giving the donors the satisfaction of providing tangible support where it is needed.

Our Krakow team with their submissions for the Noble Gift

If you would like to find out more about this charity or become a donor yourself, please visit https://www.szlachetnapaczka.pl/en/

Macmillan

Since 1911, Macmillan has been providing specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan is also one of UK’s largest charities and is famous for its annual coffee mornings.

Our Ripley office Macmillan coffee morning

Because of the holistic approach that Macmillan takes, not only does it support those diagnosed with cancer, but also the friends and relatives of those affected. So as well as providing help by funding research into treatments, the organisation also provides financial and emotional support through its many activities, such as its helpline, online community and regular events.

To find out more about the fantastic work that Macmillan does, or to make a donation, please visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/