insideKENT Magazine insideKENT Issue 69 Dec 2017 - Page 175

CHARITY A CHARITABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE BY POLLY HUMPHRIS Christmas is a time of giving, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT ALSO HAS TO BE A TIME OF TAKE, TAKE, TAKE – THERE ARE LOTS OF PRESENT IDEAS OUT THERE THAT ARE PERFECT FOR THOSE THAT LOVE TO GIVE BACK. WE’VE SOURCED SOME OF THE MOST DESERVING ETHICAL AND CHARITY PRESENTS, SO YOU CAN EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY WHILE SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU’VE BOUGHT A GIFT THAT REALLY DOES KEEP ON GIVING. WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN UNICEF REFUGE No young woman’s life should be defined by her circumstance, and yet there are thousands of young women and girls across the UK that have been deprived of the best possible start in life. Today, around 70,000 girls are excluded from school annually, and 272,000 young women are unemployed, which is where the fantastic work of Women Supporting Women comes in. Part of the Prince’s Trust, Women Supporting Women is a community of like- minded women who are committed to helping young women and girls across the country fulfil their potential. For every £1 you can give to the Prince’s Trust, 87p goes towards changing lives of young people, and a £23 donation will buy a young woman a day of interview training in support of finding employment. Unicef’s range of ‘Inspired Gifts’ are all real, life-saving and life-changing supplies that they deliver to children and communities around the world. Donations can start from as little as £6, which will buy 75 sachets of rehydration salts that can help save the lives of as many as 15 children suffering from de