How to Give Back Over the Festive Season

How to Give Back Over the Festive Season

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It’s the perfect time to give back to the community and help those who are less fortunate than yourself. So, even if you only have a spare 5 minutes in the midst of the Christmas madness, there are plenty of ways you can help others in Weston-super-Mare during the festive season.


Volunteer at a Soup Kitchen

If you’ve always thought about volunteering in a soup kitchen but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, this is the perfect year to make it happen! Comfort at Christmas is a soup kitchen operating from St Pauls Church on Walliscote Road, Weston-super-Mare with the aim of providing warmth and food to anyone seeking respite from the cold.


Feed a family

Food banks continue to see record numbers of people relying on them, particularly during the festive season. Make a family’s life a little bit easier this year by donating your time, money, or food to keep needy families fed this Christmas. Find out how you can help by contacting the Weston-super-Mare Food Bank.


Visit an Elderly Person

Plenty of elderly people will be spending Christmas alone this year, so why not make their day a little brighter by paying them a visit! The Royal Voluntary Service in Weston-super-Mare is looking for volunteers to befriend elderly people and make them feel a little less lonely this Christmas.


Help the Animals

We all know that a dog is for life and not just for Christmas, but sadly not everyone sticks to this rule. Animal shelters could always benefit from helping hands and generous donations to look after the animals. Take a rescue dog for some exercise, or donate food, blankets and toys to rescue centres such as Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary.


Sponsor a Christmas Dinner

If you’re unable to donate your time or get out and about this year, why not sponsor a homeless person to have a Christmas dinner with Crisis this year? Your donation not only goes towards feeding a homeless person and making sure they have company and shelter on Christmas Day but also contributes towards healthcare, dental treatment, a haircut and learning opportunities.



We hope you are looking forward to Christmas!


For a wide range of Christmas decorations for your home, head to our showroom in Weston-super-Mare or drop us a line on 01934 513740 to speak to our experienced, knowledgeable staff. They will provide you with support and dedicated assistance to help you find the perfect items for every room in the house.

Posted by Brian Skidmore
18th December 2017

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