Charity of the Month – Samaritans

The charity of the month is Samaritans. Many of us are familiar with this charity and the amazing work they have been doing for years. This year, many charities like the Samaritans are working even harder to help people overcome mental health issues. Prior to 2020, Samaritans responded to a call for her every 7 seconds. Since the pandemic started, the charity now responds to a call for help every 6 seconds. It is wonderful to have charities like the Samaritans available to help those in need. This year has been hard for many with plenty of ups and downs. Those struggling with mental health issues will find it even harder. Many are struggling with isolation, anxious about their or their loved one’s health, worrying about the future, or are fighting on the frontline to save lives. All these have an impact on physical and mental health.

Charity of the Month – Samaritans

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How you can help

Here are some ways you could help –

Donate

You can donate to the Samarians. Your donation could help Samaritans answer more potentially life-saving calls for help. You can donate here.

Volunteer

Samarians are always looking for volunteers to help save more lives. You could volunteer and get involved. Check out the website for more information on how to volunteer with the Samaritans.

Shop the online store

You could shop the online store and grab a few bits for yourself while saving lives at the same time. There are loads of fab Christmas gifts currently available, from foodie treats to presents for the kids.

Fundraise

You could also organise your own fundraising events and raise money for the charity. There are loads of fundraising events ideas from couch to 5k to football matches. The fundraising choice is yours.

Many people especially at this time of the year and with all what is happening. Do your own bit if you can and save lives. You can also check out other charities Fashion and Style Police supports here.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

6 small changes to make the home more eco-friendly

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Autumn is here and the weather has started changing. The cold is slowly creeping up here in Cheshire. Some days are colder than others. We have even had our heating on for an hour on very cold days. The change in weather has reminded me to start getting ready for winter. It can get really cold where we are and it is always best to make the home more eco-friendly and ready for the colder months. Having an eco-friendly home helps create a sustainable environment and does wonders for your bank balance too!

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Here are 6 small changes to make the home more eco-friendly –

Install a smart meter

Heating is one of the biggest ways we use energy. Which is why installing a smart meter is really important. We got our smart meter a year ago and it has seriously helped us monitor our energy usage and keep our energy bills low. I love that I can see how much we have spent on gas and electricity daily, weekly, and monthly. It allows us to budget and reduces our energy consumption. Once you install a smart meter, the way you use your gas and electricity will change for the better.

Insulate your home

The best way to improve your home’s energy usage is to make sure you don’t use as much energy to begin with. This is where insulation comes in. Good insulation helps retain the heat, which means you won’t have to put on your heating as often. You can also look at installing Aluminium Windows for your home. Aluminum Windows allow your home to remain eco-friendly by retaining the heat.

Get a water filter

I stopped buying bottled water years ago when I got a water filter. Having a water filter has helped us stay eco-friendly at home, and I find that I am now drinking more water which is amazing.

Double glazed french doors

Having double glazed french doors is great for retaining the heat. They also create an illusion of a bigger room with the extra natural light. If you are planning home renovations, installing double glazed french doors should be on your list if you don’t already have them.

Line-dry your clothes

We have never had a tumble dryer. I am not into tumble dryers at all because I believe they damage the clothes long term. Line-drying is what we do and it works great.

Fill up your washing machine and dishwasher before running them

Filling up the washing machine and dishwasher before running them means you don’t have to use them so frequently. I always wash at maximum capacity. It is great for the environment and my wallet.

What do you think of these 6 small changes to make the home more eco-friendly? Is your home eco-friendly? What plans do you have in place to make your home more energy-efficient this winter? Please share your tried and tested eco-friendly tips in the comments section below. Thanks for reading. Have a great time wherever you are.

 

 

 

 

Charity of the Month – The Salvation Army

The charity of the month for October 2020 is The Salvation Army. I have heard a lot about this charity for many years now and I am glad to be in the position where I can spread the word about what the charity does. The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and an international charitable organisation founded in 1865 in East London, England. Their mission is based on everyone experiencing life in all its fullness. The charity is based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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We put our faith into action by offering practical help for people without discrimination, standing up for those who are vulnerable, fighting against injustice, and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God. The services we offer are diverse and responsive to the realities of life in the communities we serve.

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Charity of the Month – The Salvation Army

There are over 700 Salvation Army churches and 1,000 full-time ministers all over the UK and ROI. They offer practical help to vulnerable people who need support and advice. One of the ways they support people is by helping find and stay in work. The Salvation Army’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready. Unemployment is on the rise in many parts of the country, so having a charity work on getting people employed is amazing.

Salvation Army helps the homeless in the communities by providing them with temporary accommodations, which is huge. Homelessness is a big issue in many parts of the UK. It breaks my heart every time I come across someone sleeping rough. It is great to see a charity making it their mission to break the cycle of homelessness.

You can find out more about The Salvation Army via this Youtube Video. To donate to the charity, click here.  To check out the charity for last month, click here.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead!

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