Silver Lining's 12 Days of Christmas
We strongly believe in supporting local communities and charities. We are committed to providing support any way we can; from providing IT services, free phone lines and broadband; to raising money from fundraising events.
This year, we weren’t able to bring our usual Santa’s Grotto to the Granary, but we’re not letting COVID crush our Christmas spirit! That’s why we’re introducing…
That’s right, Silver Lining’s 12 Days of Christmas! Twelve fun activities, twelve wonderful charities, and countless precious holiday memories to be made. Follow along on our Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn pages as we dash through the following (and maybe a pinch of snow!):
Naomi House & Jacksplace provides expert hospice care to more than 525 life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.
In over 100 countries including the UK, Save the Children helps children stay safe, healthy and learning. Their work focuses on tackling big problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while ensuring each child's unique needs are cared for.
Every year, Samaritan’s Purse collects shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1990, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox.
The Trash Café Network is part of The Real Junk Food Project, an environmental organisation committed to tackling food waste. They collect ‘food waste’ that is still fit for human consumption from various places and offer it on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis in their cafes and shopping boutiques.
Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. They receive no government funding and rely solely on donations from the public and legacies to carry out their life-transforming work.
Ronald McDonald House Charities UK provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families with children in hospital. Their 11 Houses across the UK give families a warm and comfortable place to rest, eat and relax, just moments away from their child’s hospital ward.
StrongMen is a local charity whose aim is to help men tackle the mental, emotional and physical health conditions brought about by bereavement. They offer weekend retreats and phone-based peer support services for bereaved men.
The Beau Halo Trust provides emotional, practical and financial support to bereaved parents. The Trust also raises public awareness of the impact that child loss can have on parents, families and others.
The Ocean Ward in Southampton General Hospital cares for infants, children, and young people eighteen years or under who are battling heart or lung problems. They also offer patients’ families with accommodation and support.
The RSPCA Stubbington Ark is a local animal shelter situated on a 9-acre farm. They take in over 6000 animals a year, as well as rehabilitating local wildlife. Their work involves responding to over 145 calls a day and a tireless commitment to animal welfare and pet ownership education.
Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf.
Since 1996 they've given families a safe base next to the hospital, allowing parents to remain close to their child during difficult medical treatments. With 31 bedrooms, a large kitchen and laundry facilities, families can eat, sleep and focus on the most important thing – the health of their child.
We’re looking forward to spreading the Christmas cheer, but it’s not just a spectator’s sport! Here's all the ways you can get involved:
- Donate on our Just Giving page!
- Send a letter to Santa:
- Download and fill out our handy letter template: Letter PDF
- Post it through our special letterbox on the gate at The Granary, Whiteley Lane, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6RQ
- Or email it to us at Santa@Silver-Lining.com
- Don't forget to include your return address, and your receipt from Just Giving!
- Enter our Christmas cake raffle:
- Make a donation of at least £5 on our Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/sl12daysofxmas
- Email Cakemaster Carl at Carl.Thompson@Silver-Lining.com with your Just Giving receipts
- Get one raffle ticket for every £5 donated!
- Our fabulous cake is being very generously donated by: Karens Cakes - watch out for a sneak preview on our Social Media pages! 😊🍰🎄
Cake will be similar to this image! Yum yum!
- Enter our pet pageant:
- Snap a shot of your pet all decked out for Christmas
- Post it on social media with the hashtag #12DaysOfSL
- You'll be in with a chance to win a Christmas hamper for your furry friend!
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