Why we don’t send Christmas cards
At a time of year when businesses are sending out paper Christmas cards, we took the decision again this year to send an e-card via email. The reason for this is very simple; we can donate the money we would have spent on cards, envelopes, stamps and man-hours to support two charities that reflect the ethos of our business.
This year we’ve chosen to support the following charities:
- The Little Princess Trust, which provides wigs and hair pieces for children who suffer hair loss due to cancer treatment. As before, we donate via the St Andrew’s School Pangbourne charity, which in turn supports various national and international charities.
- Oxfam, one of the UK’s best-know charities, working to eradicate poverty.
Partner Rita Gupta explains her choice of charity:
“Sadly, in our business, we see the knock-on effects of low self-esteem and lost self-confidence in children all too often. The Little Princess Trust helps kids who have lost their own hair during their cancer treatment or through alopecia with tailor-made real hair wigs. In such an image-conscious world, it gives children a feeling of normality, and restores their self-confidence. It’s a small charity making a big difference, and we’re happy to help too.”
Partner Anne Leiper adds:
“Our commitment to local charities isn’t just for Christmas. I ran a 5k Race for Life in the summer, we donned our denims for Genes for Jeans Day, and joined in the world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We also try and support local events: we sponsor a youth football team, and this year supported Small Business Saturday in Fleet, encouraging shoppers to shop locally.”
So, by sending you our best wishes for Christmas electronically, you’ll know that by clicking your mouse rather than opening an envelope, you’re helping LGFL help local charities – and save a few trees too!