With one day left until Christmas Day, we look back over our 12 Days of The National Brain Appeal Christmas, celebrating the brilliant achievements of our fundraisers and developments for The National throughout 2013. What a year!
On the 12th day of Christmas, our friends gave to us…
12 months of fantastic fundraising
11 brilliant volunteers
Just a quick note to say thank everyone who joined us at our Bazaar at the end of November – for their Christmas shopping, for a chat or as a volunteer.
We had some lovely donations from friends and local businesses and we hope you’ve now got your books, beauty products, jewels and treats wrapped up and under the tree. We’ve counted all the pennies and pounds and are delighted to announce they’ve added up to £2,000 – thank you so much again.
Sitting on the tube on my journey to The National Brain Appeal office, my mind has been full of what we need to tie up before the end of the year, my daughters’ increasingly long Christmas lists and plans for the festivities. It’s easy to let thoughts wander and to gaze upwards to the line of adverts that run along the carriage.
This morning, there was a Shelter advert bearing the number 80,000 for the amount of children who will be homeless this Christmas. Next to it was another, showing a little girl who’ll freeze in the Syrian winter.