For many people as Christmas approaches, it's a time to think about giving back and supporting a local charity, but not everyone has lots of cash to spare for large donations. Here are some fun and easy ways to support some great causes this Christmas that won't break the bank.
5 Minute Physio
5 Minute Physio is an initiative run under 100minds- a charitable programme run in cooperation with Google, Linkedin, Twitter and Microsoft which raises money for two great Irish charities, Barnardos and Blossom Ireland.
5 Minute Physio has a team of chartered physios who will call out to any Dublin business in return for a donation to the 2 charities. They’ll be treating any aches and pains, answering any questions, assisting in exercise and giving a massage or two. They’re going to be healing the workers of Dublin, one donation at a time. For more information click here.
Dublin Daily 2015 Calendar
This calendar would make a perfect Christmas present as it showcases the city in a range of beautiful black and white shots taken by our photographer, Derek Kennedy. Best of all, it raises much needed funds for Dublin Simon. For more information on where you can buy them, click here.
Sophia Housing Christmas Puddings
This has my name written all over it, Christmas Pudding is one of my favourite cakes and now I have a guilt free excuse to eat it with reckless abandon. The head chef of Sophia Housing's cafe, Cork Street is selling beautiful puddings for €14.95 with all proceeds going to the charity which helps the homeless. It's a nice host gift instead of (or in addition to!) a bottle of wine when you're invited to the endless stream of dinner parties over winter. You can call Sophia Café at 01-4738300 to order a Christmas pudding now!
Innocent & Age Action attempted to break a Guinness World Record yesterday by hanging and displaying a whopping 9,000 little hats at the launch of innocent's Big Knit in the Little Museum of Dublin. Innocent & Age Action are urging the nation to knit a little hat and send it to Innocent Ireland, Baggot Street, D2 by December 12th. For every bottle sold wearing a little woolly hat, 30 cent goes to Age Action which helps older people stay warm and well in winter. For more info click here.