You know it’s nearly Christmas when the lights go on in Regent street (5.00pm today, just in case you wanted to know). The festive season has officially begun, slowly but steadily – there’s already a faint whiff of steel bands and mince pies in the air. Christmas is definitely coming.
Whatever your view of the official start of Christmas…we appreciate November is a step too far for some. It’s impossible to argue with the facts, late November and December are hands down the peak times for charitable giving in the UK.
So despite the franticness of the season and the long list of jobs to get through, our minds are definitely more focused on the causes we feel passionate about at this time of year.
So it’s true what they say, Christmas is a time for giving (I know, sorry). The UK is one of the top charitable giving nations, yes there is room to do more, but it’s clear that charitable giving is at the very heart of the British DNA. As fundraisers we meet this every day but at this time of year there’s a wonderful swell of interest for our Charity partners and we happily capture the mood and chance to share in even more enjoyable conversations with potential donors.
If you are thinking about regularly supporting a charity, what better time to do it than at Christmas time? Look out for us across the country at the very best seasonal events, including the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, at Olympia and The Country Living Christmas Fairs, in Harrogate and Glasgow. We might even be sporting a bit of tinsel (or is that just me).