Charity of the Month: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

The charity of the month this December is Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. I recently found out about the amazing work this charity is doing and I am so impressed with their dedication. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life-threatening or terminal illness. The charity provides families support workers to help them to make the most of the time they have together, giving them practical and emotional support, whenever they need it, for as long as is needed. The support workers help the whole family adjust to their new lives and the support provided is varied and dependent on the family’s needs.

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Charity of the Month: Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Some examples of the kind of support the Rainbow Trust support workers provide are:

  • listening to a family’s fears and anxieties
  • helping to explain illnesses, diagnoses, and treatments
  • keeping a seriously ill child company during hospital stays
  • driving families to medical appointments to help save time and money
  • organising fun activities to help sick children, their brothers and sisters
  • support through bereavement and grief.

This vital service is available at no cost to the families that need it. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity relies almost entirely on the kind donations they receive and the generosity of the public to deliver the support. So donations are always needed. You can support the charity by donating here. As little as £5 can buy arts and crafts to keep the child entertained. £10 could provide a memory box for a bereaved family and £26 would pay for an hour of support to a family caring for a seriously ill child. Another way of getting involved with this charity is by volunteering. You can look out for opportunities for that here.

You can find out more about the charity by watching this YouTube video –

Thanks for reading this post. Please share it on your social media platforms to get others involved. You can also read about the charity of the month for November here. Merry Christmas and stay safe.

Simple Christmas Outfit Ideas To Try This Year

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Fashion doesn’t take holidays, and even around the festive season, we want to look our best and impress and family get-togethers. 

This year has been one different from any other and we have seldom had reason to get dressed up and have fun. But today we want to change that to show you that you can dress to impress this Christmas and have fun at home. 

Here are some ideas for fashionable outfits you can wear this winter to really bring that Christmas spirit to life. 

A retro getup 

There is nothing better than a bit of nostalgia – and Christmas time is a great opportunity to look back on the past and bring it into our wardrobes. You can look online for some 70s inspired velour jumpsuits to wear with a pair of hoop earrings and heels for your Christmas party. If you aren’t a jumpsuit kind of girl, a 50s style dress with a fit and flare style could be a wonderful way to bring some retro charm to Christmas. However, I always love 1970s Outfit Ideas.

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Classic golden goddess 

There are not many times in the year when you get to wear metallic colours such as silver and gold without looking overdressed. Luckily for you, Christmas is one of those times where it fits perfectly. Wow your family and friends this Christmas with a stunning gold dress in a bodycon fit and consider bringing a body chain into the mix for extra glam. Getting dressed up for Christmas is fun so make sure that you make the most of things you couldn’t wear at any other time of the year. 

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Monochrome magic 

One of the classic ways to dress at Christmas time is to choose a monochrome outfit and add a bright red touch with shoes or lips. There are some amazing ways to pull off a monochrome look this Christmas and you can choose a colour block dress, a black skirt and white top, or even some skinny white jeans with a black plunge top. Have some fun playing around with the fit and style of your clothing and enjoy the simplicity and timelessness of it. 

A glitzy dress 

Christmas is a time to play around with glitz and glam – and a sequined dress could be the ideal option to bring some festive cheer to your celebrations. A fun sequin dress can be any colour or a combination of colours and will bring that little bit of Christmas magic to your life this year. 

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A festive jumper and skirt 

If you enjoy going a little more comfortable and practical close to Christmas it is a good idea for you to wear a festive jumper with a simple skater skirt. A festive jumper with all the fixings and garishness is in the true Christmas spirit and a cute little skirt to tick it in will bring a more childlike look to your Christmas Day. Plus, once you have eaten a huge roast dinner you can hide your bloat in the jumper and no one will know! 

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Little gifts for Christmas

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Christmas is in the air and many of us are shopping online. I am pretty much done with my Christmas shopping. There are a few items that are yet to be delivered. Once they come in, I will get them all posted. This Christmas will be a lot different for many of us but I am going to make the most of it. If you are still shopping and wondering what gifts to give your loved ones this year, you may find these little gifts for Christmas post very helpful.

Edifier TWS1 True Wireless Earbud Headphones – Charging Case, Bluetooth v4.2, IPX4 Splash & Sweatproof – Mint green

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This Edifier Earbuds would make a lovely gift this Christmas. I love the mint green colour, it is so pretty. Also, I love the fact that the earbuds are wireless. I am forever listening to music, so this would be a very useful gift for me. It comes with a charging case and up to 12-hour playback which is excellent for when you are on the go. It is splash and sweat proof so great for workouts or when unexpected rain happens. The Bluetooth connection makes connecting to your devices easy and quick. You can shop for this product on Amazon via the link below if you are on the hunt for gifts for Christmas.

Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Bubble Bath & Body Wash

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This Shea Moisture Body Wash is a great gift idea for beauty and skincare lovers. I have used it and I really like it. This wash contains a rich formula blended with organic Shea butter, African Water Mint, Ginger, Opuntia, and Activated Charcoal. It gently cleanses and stimulates the senses, leaving the skin clean and shiny. It is great for all skin types and you can grab one for yourself or a loved one at Lookfantastic and via the link below.

Only Curls Satin Sleep Turban – Dusty Rose

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This Only Curls Satin Sleep Turban in Dusty Rose is a beautiful addition to my hair care products. I love the pretty dusty pink shade and the fact that it is so soft and comfy to have on all night. The smooth silky fabric reduces frizz during the night and helps keep curls intact overnight, speeding up your morning hair routine. It is available in pink, black, lavender, mint, and dusty rose. It would work great as a little gift this Christmas.

Angela Langford Sweet Cheeks Face Wash

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This Sweet Cheeks Face Wash by Angela Langford is an amazing natural skincare product to use. I only use natural organic products these days and this face wash is just wonderful. It cleanses the skin beautifully and leaves it clean, smooth, and soft. I love the light fragrance a lot. It smells amazing.

The ingredients in this face wash are Rose petals blended with papaya, cypress, orange blossom & witch hazel to produce a non-foaming & gentle face wash that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils.

Angela says… “If you are prone to oily, combination, or congested skin, this face wash is for you. This is your recipe for beautifully balanced & clean, clear skin.”

This face wash would make a great little gift this Christmas.

Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Hair Masque

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This SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Hair Masque with Imbe Oil and Aloe is one of my current favourite haircare products. This hair masque is great for fine, wavy, and curly hair. It deep conditions the hair leaving it feeling soft, silky, and free from frizz. Also, this hair masque contains no harsh chemicals.

What do you think of these little gifts for Christmas? Did any of the products catch your eye?

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