‘Tis the season to be generous
Christmas is a time to cherish all the wonderful things in life. But while you gather round the Christmas tree and shop for those last-minute gifts, it is important to take some time to consider people who are less fortunate.
At Mediascape, it is important for us to always give back around this time of year to charity and causes that are in need of support. This year, we have decided to give to two of our chosen charities. Here is what the team at Mediascape are donating this season.
Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal
According to government statistics, a shocking 4.1 million children are currently living in poverty which is equivalent to 9 children in every classroom of 30. The Salvation Army have set up a Christmas present appeal in local churches and community centres across the country to help those in need at this time of year. Many branches of the Salvation Army across the UK that are running the appeal are asking for new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children who might not receive a present otherwise. These will then be wrapped and distributed to children who are less fortunate.
The Mediascape team have been taking part in this appeal for a number of years now and are delighted to have donated a large selection of toys this year! A special thanks goes to our Sales Support Coordinator Mel Millar for organising this with such fantastic result for the collection.
Social Bite is a national social enterprise and exists not for greed, not for profit, but for those experiencing homelessness in Scotland. Through a chain of cafes and restaurants, they employ over 100 people, many of whom have struggled with homelessness. They are the largest distributor of fresh free food to the homeless in the UK giving out over 140,000 items of food and drinks per year, including Christmas dinner for the homeless on Christmas day.
Itison have once again teamed up with Social Bite for people to donate just £5 to buy a Christmas dinner or gift for a homeless person this Christmas. Everyone at Mediascape will be purchasing vouchers to buy a homeless person a Christmas dinner, covering Edinburgh,Glasgow and Aberdeen through this offer - https://www.itison.com/Glasgow/products/deals/buy-a-homeless-person-xmas-dinner-social-bite--3/messages
"Things we take for granted every day make a massive difference to those who have so little. All of us at Mediascape are proud to have contributed to two very special causes this Christmas and we hope to continue our support in the coming years!"