28 Aug 2013

We’ve got some great fundraising ideas for the festive season. The highlights are featured here. And remember, the proceeds from these activities and gifts make a huge contribution towards our work with disadvantaged children and young people.

Our different activities include:



ChristinglePreparations for this year’s Christingle season are about to begin and we’re sending guides to our regular supporters in September. But there’s plenty of time to get involved if you’ve never put on a Christingle before. Thousands of children across the country look forward to the unique candlelit celebration every year so bring your community together and raise money for the children among us suffering the effects of growing up in poverty.

Christingle is the perfect opportunity for children to learn the story of Jesus and what that means to our lives today. It is a valuable and memorable occasion that stays with them throughout their lives.

Why not experience Christingle yourself by supporting The Children’s Society at your local event this Christmas? Check whether your local church or school is holding a Christingle or visit our Christingle page to find out more and keep track of where events are happening.

Lucy, age 8, said: ‘It’s like a community isn’t it? We feel all together.’

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Festive floral arrangement

St Saviour's Nurseries floral arrangementMany people love to receive flowers at Christmas and, this year, St Saviours Nurseries has created a special floral arrangement that reflects Christingle - the perfect gift for you to send to loved ones.

This special offer bouquet contains 12 orange carnations with foliage, wrapped with a red bow and with an orange-scented tea-light tied to the flowers – all for just £20.

Our long-standing partner, St Saviours Nurseries, will donate £3 for each Christmas bouquet order placed. You can order yours today by going to the St Saviours website or calling 01481 265521. Please quote ‘TCS’.

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Gift amnesty

Let’s face it – we don’t always get exactly what we wanted in our Christmas stocking! So, why not have a New Year clear-out and drop off your unwanted presents or anything else clogging up your wardrobe to one of our 86 shops located around the country?

There’s a location map on our website to help you find your nearest branch. And when you sign up to Gift Aid in our shops, you can increase the value of your donation by an extra 25%.

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Lovely Christmas cardsThree Kings Christmas card

Our lovely new range of Christmas cards is now on sale.

We’ve everything from classic religious themes to jolly Santa designs.

You’ll find a Christmas card catalogue enclosed with your magazine.

Cards are also on sale at our shops. If you’d like to see a wider range than the one featured in the catalogue, visit our web shop.

Jolly snowman Christmas card

Pop into a shop or call our Supporter Care team on 0300 303 7000 eif you require extra catalogues.

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Really meaningful chocolate

This Christmas, look out for a chocolate advent calendar with a difference. 

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with the Meaningful Chocolate Company by launching The Real Advent Calendar.

For each calendar sold, a donation of 10p will be made to help some of our most urgent work. Pick up a calendar in your local Tesco supermarket from October, order through the Traidcraft catalogue or the Real Advent website.

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Carol singers

Ding, dong, merrily on high

Dress yourself up, sing loud and collect for vulnerable children – at your child’s or grandchild’s school, with your church, your colleagues or even from pub to pub.

However you want to do it, we’d love you to join us by carol singing this year. See our carol singing webpages or call Supporter Care on 0300 303 7000 to find out more.

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