This Christmas, instead of buying and sending the usual seasonal greeting cards why not consider making a donation to LNBP Community Boating.

It was back in 1843 that Victorian entrepreneur Sir Henry Cole sent the first Christmas card as a time-saver for writing individual letters to send good wishes for the festive season. But today many people are finding writing and then sending cards is no longer the most convenient way to deliver that annual seasonal greeting.

Writing and then posting Christmas cards still remains a seasonal tradition, however an increasing number of people are choosing to donate money they would usually spend on sending Christmas cards directly to charity instead or send e-cards to family and friends on social media instead.  And recent research has shown that this year this growing trend of the last few years is again expected to see more people do away with sending physical cards altogether. A key factor this year in particular being that with the pandemic and latest lockdown restrictions in place many people won’t have enough time to buy, write and send cards.

Donating to charity or combining the sending of e-cards with a donation is a great way to help those organisations in need at this time of year of giving, and none more so in these unprecedented times.

How can you help and why

And here’s where you can help us.

If you are not sending Christmas cards this year or won’t have chance to, why not consider donating what you would have spent anyway on cards and stamps to LNBP Community Boating instead?

By making a donation you will be helping us raise much-needed funds to continue our work and provide a young person with a short break or holiday they may otherwise not be in a position to afford and enjoy.

And after everything 2020 has thrown at us this year, every bit of support we receive is valued and appreciated more than ever.

How to donate

Donating directly to LNBP Community Boating is quick and easy.

To do so, head to our TotalGiving page HERE
Here you will see there is also the opportunity to Gift Aid your donation and increase your contribution by 25% at no extra cost to you.

And don’t forget to let your friends and family know who and why you have chosen to donate to. They might want to too!

Donate and send an e-Card

Alternatively, why not send an e-card to family and friends and still donate to LNBP?

By using DontSendMeACard ­ – – you can send eCards with a donation of the cost of cards coming directly to us.
And it is quick and easy to use too.

Go to LNBP Community Boating’s charity page HERE, compose an e-card, donate the cost of what you would spend for sending greeting cards and sit back as your cards are sent electronically and your donation comes directly to us.

Thank you for your support