Saturday, 4 December 2010
Countdown to Christmas Day 4: Season of Goodwill
It's day 4 of Karin's Countdown to Christmas challenge and time to take a more somber turn. Listening to the news last night I heard about 2 people in the 80s being found dead in the snow in Cumbria. In this cold weather the elderly living alone are particular vulnerable but don't always ask for help.
Do you have elderly neighbours that you are looking out for in this snow? Is someone near you trapped in their house and needs their essential shopping done? I went to visit my granny today and got her essential items as she is sensibly staying indoors whilst it is cold and treacherous under foot. Check out Age Concern for ways to help.
As it gets closer to Christmas can you go and help out at your local homeless shelter? Charities such as Crisis, Caring at Christmas and Shelter need donations of money and essentials as well as volunteers this Christmas (and throughout the year). Check out your local area and see how you can help those less fortunate than yourselves.