Helping those in need with the #FoodbankAdvent campaign

I recently wrote about a Christmas campaign from the UK Money Bloggers. Now I’m back to update you on how I’ve been getting on. I’m hoping that this post is going to be a bit of a reminder of why I’m taking part in the challenge and give some of my lovely readers, who can afford to, a chance to join in too! Today I want to talk to you, briefly, about about #FoodbankAdvent and what the campaign is.

DIY Advent Calendar - My finished advent calendar

Remember when I made this really average DIY advent calendar? I’m still proud and can’t wait to get it out this year and fill it with little notes and goodies!

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Being charitable at Christmas time

For me Christmas is a time for my family to enjoy together. Yes presents are involved, and good food, but in recent years Christmas has become about family and togetherness. I can remember years gone by when I would be in tears at Christmas, thinking about my Dad not getting in touch (again) or other sad occasions. Now my Dad has passed away, and my life is happy, I don’t let such things upset me, or Christmas. Christmas is a time for celebration for us and I love to make nice food, give nice presents but also I love to be charitable, especially at Christmas time. Today I want to talk to you about some of the ways that you can be charitable at Christmas time.

Being charitable at Christmas time

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I’m taking part in the UK Money Bloggers Xmas Campaign

This year, for Christmas, I’m looking to do more for others. As I have been all year. I have already collected a plethora of items this year for the food bank, including toys, toiletries and food and drink. When I have worked with brands, and been sent food and drink to review, I have collected items for the food bank. Now this year, for Christmas, I’m taking part in the UK Money Bloggers Xmas Campaign.

UK Money Bloggers Xmas Campaign

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The joys of the charity shop

I’m a real fan of saving money wherever possible. I always think that a pound saved is the same as a pound earned. When we want items for our home, and toys in particular, I am always checking out our local charity shops. Daisy has had some absolutely fantastic toys and this is one of the joys of the charity shop! Now that Daisy is 17 months old she is more interested in toys than ever.

The joys of the charity shop

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