In the past few years, a new Christmas tradition has emerged. The funky Christmas jumper. It has become the uniform of any 12 Pubs of Christmas, schools and workplaces hold their own Christmas jumper days, and nothing makes you feel more Christmassy than rocking a festive jumper while munching on mince pies.
Now, even the cows are embracing the Christmas jumper fashion, thanks to the Send a Cow charity in the UK!
Gloria the cow’s fashion statement is part of an effort to raise awareness about the Send a Cow charity, which aims to make a difference to poverty-stricken people in Africa. The Send a Cow initiative offers people the chance to do something different when it comes to buying gifts.
You can give a family anything from a supply of milk to the ability to care for their donkeys, or the popular ‘Tip Tap,’ which improves hygiene levels for the bargain price of £10/ €12.65.
There is also the option to buy a stove, a goat, a sofa or a vegetable box. Gifts start from as little as £5, which is the same price as a coffee and mince pie. These gifts can really make a real difference in a family’s life.
See the full list of items here- http://www.sendacowgifts.org.uk/
This is the 13th year of the charity’s Christmas catalogue and over the years they have raised over eight million pounds to help poor families.
You can read this lovely article about the people of Mwaro Burundi receiving their cows in November:
“…The group were about to receive cows after a year of working hard on their farms through training in sustainable farming and animal management.
As we were stopped about two miles from the village to wait for some colleagues to join us, I got out of the car and in the distance I could hear drumming. There was a man on the side of the road and I asked what the drumming was for.
‘There’s an organisation giving out cows today!….’
One great thing about Christmas, aside from all the pretty lights, the amazing food, gift-giving and spending time with loved ones, is the reminder that not everyone has it so easy. There is something about Christmas that makes you want to do more for others.
This Christmas, why not consider giving someone a gift that has the power to truly make a difference in someone’s life?
For more information go to www.sendacowgifts.org.uk