There was something unexpectedly reassuring to hear the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge admit they didn’t know what to do for Christmas after HM the Queen canceled their annual meeting at Sandringham.
Again, Kate and Wills. Want to hang out? Our grandmother protects north of the border and just because we could visit her doesn’t mean we should do as we were reminded. In fact, my spouse thinks we should skip all celebrations and just have fun together. I’m not sure we’ve done this since T’Pau was on the charts. I’m also not convinced by the resurgence of such debauchery after many months of being together 24/7.
Anyway, the only plan I’m sure I’ll be sticking to this holiday season is the Telegraph’s Christmas Charity Appeal Phone-in, this Sunday. In a year like no other, I happily predict that this event – with some socially distanced changes – will be as magical and sparkling as ever. Beginning at 10:30 am I will be one of the writers and editors taking calls from all of you, dear readers, to raise much needed money for a good cause.
This year’s beneficiaries include Refuge, which supports people experiencing domestic violence, and Carers UK, which looks after people who are caring for the elderly, disabled or seriously ill. The other two are Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps patients and families affected by a cancer diagnosis, and Cruse Bereavement Care, which reaches out to those who have lost someone close to their hearts.
These four great charities are in dire need of your generosity; Fundraising has been difficult, almost impossible, during the pandemic and money is crucial if they are to go ahead and continue to provide real support to the vulnerable and suffering. So please give me a call on Sunday – I’ll be here all day waiting for your donation and wishing you a Merry Christmas, whoever you’re spending it with.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/call-sunday-support-christmas-charity-appeal/ Call me this Sunday and support our Christmas charity appeal