October 14, 2021
With Christmas just around the corner and concerns over supplies and deliveries, why not give a gift of hope this Christmas by supporting local organisations.
The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue features many worthy local groups and charities who are all working in Cornwall to provide assistance, support, activities, beds and more to people in our own community.
This year you can choose from 20 Cornish charities to donate to and in return you will receive a gift certificate (printed or digital) to pass on to your family member or friend. Gifts start from just £1 up to £100, which would pay for meals for a month from a foodbank.
The organisations featured in this year’s catalogue are:
Cornwall Advocacy, The Haven, Rebuild South West, the PZ@PZ PlayZone, All Saints Community Centre, Tuckingmill, Newquay Orchard, Quiet Connections, Hidden Help, Samaritans of Cornwall, Cornwall Community Foundation, Cornwall Prayer Shawls, Rame Community Kitchen, First Light South West, Growing Links CIC’s Street Food Project, St Petrocs, Backpack Beds, the Gershie Project, Cornwall Refuge Trust, Truro Homeless Action Group, Harbour Housing and food banks throughout Cornwall.
The Rt Revd Hugh Nelson, Bishop of St Germans, said: “This Christmas Giving Catalogue is a wonderful and typically Cornish way to join in that real Christmas story. At a time when poverty rates are rising and the gap between rich and poor is growing, I encourage you to make this catalogue a part of your Christmas this year.”
Donna Birrell, Vice Chair of Churches Together in Cornwall, said: “Over the last few years, the simple action of giving through this catalogue has made a real difference to so many lives – and is an example of a generosity and compassion that is a true reflection of the spirit of Cornwall.
“The pandemic has changed life for all of us, but it has made the inequality of our society more stark. Thankfully, there are signs we are emerging from the worst of the crisis, but for many of our neighbours, it has made difficult financial and domestic situations even more precarious. That’s why your support is appreciated more than ever this year. There are so many charities to support and whichever one you choose will be enormously grateful for your generosity.”
Paul Green, Project Development Manager for Cornwall Independent Poverty Forum, said: “The Cornish Christmas Giving Catalogue 2021 provides a great opportunity for you to make a positive difference to people who need most help. In a season of goodwill, the catalogue allows you to give wonderful gifts to family and friends, whilst helping local organisations provide support to the most needy in Cornwall.”
How it works
Select one (or more) of the organisations in the catalogue and decide how much you wish to donate, then either order by post or online. The deadline for postal orders is December 17, 2021 and the deadline for online orders is December 22, 2021.
For more information or to request a printed catalogue email email@example.com or call 01872 274351.Read more
Post expires on December 27th, 2021