Giving and Giving Back

Would you like to give more this festive season?


Not sure where to start or who to give to?


The festive season and lead up to the New Year is the perfect opportunity to celebrate, enjoy some good wine and food and spend time with friends and family. It also presents an ideal time to reflect on what we’re grateful for in our lives and what we can offer others.


It’s inspiring to hear of so many people for whom actively contributing, is built into their lives – Donating time and resources on a regular basis to those in our communities who are in need due to health challenges, displacement, being hungry or homeless; or alone and lonely.

Cellar Maison are donating £500 to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Here are a few ideas to help find a cause that inspires your generosity:

Great Ormond Street Hospital – Looking after kids with health challenges and making their time in hospital a happier experience. GOSH work tirelessly to support seriously ill children and their families. They provide education and conduct research as well as give incredible attention to the children in their care. Their website gives a comprehensive guide to how you can become involved.

It seems very sad that there are older people in our communities who are alone or lonely. Community Christmas has a great story attached and there are a growing number of events in a variety of locations in the UK that seek out and bring older people into community events that promote connection and a sense of belonging. And there are opportunities to get involved in and attend events as well as contribute financially.

For our furry friends – How about The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home? There’s an easy click to donate feature on the website and lots of dogs and cats profiled for adoption into homes where they can be looked after for the rest of their lives.

Homeless, hungry and dealing with a number of major challenges. This is a grim reality for many across London and the UK. There’s always room for compassion, listening and giving something to help. SHP actively work to prevent homelessness and promote social inclusion through professional care and education.

Give Well is reputable site offering detailed research they have put into finding top-rated charities worldwide. Check them out for tips on how best to contribute and how various charities work.

From everyone at Cellar Maison, we would love to wish you all a very happy festive season and a wonderful 2016.