Doxdirect donate to nominated charity
Posted in News on 22 January 2018
In our most recent printing and binding sale, Doxdirect nominated a charity to benefit from a donation of 10% of every order placed. You placed over 170 orders during the sale, and we’re delighted to present a donation to Community Christmas, which will assist them in their work throughout the year.
Community Christmas believes that no elderly person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day unless they want to be.
Caroline Billington, founder of Community Christmas, says…
“Whilst our focus is Christmas day we hope that the connections made on Christmas Day change lives for the longer term. By way of example we, know of one older gentleman that left a thank you message on our 0800 answering service on Christmas evening to thank us for helping him. He mentionined that whilst he was at the Christmas lunch he had heard about the regular Monday and Thursday lunches that run locally that he will be able to go along to. His thanks was particularly appreciated as he was someone that had called because there was nothing on our website in his area – we did some research to track this event down and share it with him – all part of our standard offering.”
In this video, Caroline talks about why she set up the charity…
Another heartening story about the charity’s work is the lady from the West Midlands born on 25th November 1926. In 2016, through the Community Christmas website, which lists local community events all over the UK, she was invited to a Christmas Day lunch in her home town of Leicester. She went along to this, and ended up celebrating her 90th birthday with everyone who attended!
A local organiser said…
“We had a lady celebrating her 90th Birthday with us on the day. I can’t bear the thought that she might have spent both Christmas Day and her milestone birthday alone if we hadn’t heard about her. Thankfully, she had a great day, all thanks to the support of people like you who make events like these possible.”
If you’d like to find out more about the work of Community Christmas, or to organise or attend an event in your community, visit communitychristmas.org.uk today!
Bye for now,