Send a Christmas message to the brave https://cafod.org.uk/…/Latest…/Messages-to-the-brave Everyday, human rights defenders and environmental activists across the world are risking everything to defend our brothers and sisters and protect our common home. Let’s not forget them this Christmas send a card of solidarity to the brave either on-line using the link above or by writing a message on a card & send to CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. Cards to CAFOD by 7 December. All online messages will need to be received by 19 December.
Aid to the Church in Need – One of our new Parish Projects, they have many books, cards & gifts available from their on-line shop https://acnuk.org/shop/
CAFOD World Gifts – Gifts that change lives & bring happiness. World Gifts are a range of virtual charity gifts that will delight people you give them to & help transform the lives of families living in poverty. Order by 16 Dec for free delivery in time for Christmas https://worldgifts.cafod.org.uk/
Live Simply Tip of the Here are 5 tips from Friends of the Earth https://friendsoftheearth.uk on easy ways to cut back on Christmas plastic: 1) Wrap it up! Avoid the shiny, sparkly papers and go for brown parcel paper with added sprigs of holly, ivy or spruce as decorations. 2) Green trees. If you have a fake tree, keep using it. Or rent a real tree (yes, really), or decorate a large house plant (yuccas look great)! 3) Christmas drinks. We didn’t know that bottle tops and screw caps usually contain an inner plastic seal. So instead choose wine bottles with corks, beer cans in boxes (to avoid nasty 6-pack plastic rings), or you could try a returnable keg from you local pub (assuming they can be open). Cheers! 4) Delicious decorations. Ditch the tinsel and make/bake your own decorations. Gingerbread trees, Christmas biscuits….yum! 5) Plastic-free gifts. Wooden toys are always wonderful for young children and ‘book books’. Experience vouchers work for all ages