International development charity Concern Worldwide is encouraging Londoners to make mini miracles happen this Christmas by purchasing a gift to support vulnerable families around the world.
The charity, which strives for a world free from extreme poverty, offers a range of alternative gifts that will make a meaningful difference to communities in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Rachel Artherton of Concern said: “Mini miracles don’t just happen in Christmas movies, they are created by people like you and me.
“These mini miracles have the power to change the lives of the most vulnerable people and communities, from sack gardens helping families to grow vegetables in drought conditions, to solar lights helping children study in the dark.
“When you purchase a Concern gift, you will not only warm the heart of your loved one, but you will also spread some hope and help transform the lives of vulnerable families.”
Concern charity gifts, including a solar panel, mosquito nets, school uniform, library books and an eco-stove, are available online.The buyer will receive a card or e-card to give to their loved one, so they know their life-changing gift is from them.
Last year, Concern reached 36 million people across 25 of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world.
Photo: Jusa and Anes James and their four children. They were able to buy a solar panel system with support from Concern Worldwide. Photo: Chris Gagnon/Concern Worldwide