Ways to support us this Christmas Christmas this year may look slightly different with virtual events aplenty, but that doesn't mean you can't still have some fun! Get involved in some of our festive fundraising ideas to spread some well needed festive cheer whilst raising vital funds for Extern. Interested? Get in touch with Ciara from the fundraising team at [email protected] for more information on any of the events below. Christmas Jumper Day Get your friends, family, school or workplace involved in celebrating Christmas jumper day on Friday 11th December 2020. Simply set a date and get everyone to donate, even a small amount will go a long way. You could even add a competitive aspect and hold a competition to see who has the best jumper, or go the extra mile and wear Christmas fancy dress! Donate your Christmas Party or Secret Santa funds Covid-19 has stopped all social Christmas gatherings this year, so why not put the extra cash that you would have spent on a work Christmas dinner or office secret Santa to good use by supporting those who are vulnerable and isolated in your local community. You could also host an online fundraiser asking your family and friends to swap any Christmas gifts in exchange of a donation to Extern! No matter how big or small a donation, every penny is greatly appreciated by Extern and goes towards funding our vital services. Christmas Hamper Appeal Help Extern support some of the young people and families who are most isolated and vulnerable this Christmas by taking part in Extern’s Christmas hamper appeal. Your gifts will go directly to the families we work with, spreading a little Christmas cheer where it is needed most. For more information on suitable items to donate and drop-off points and times, email [email protected] from the fundraising team. Fir Trees NI This year Extern has partnered up with local business FirTreeNi, the Christmas tree delivery experts. FirTreeNi will very kindly be donating 10% of the profits of every Christmas tree purchased in the lead up to the big day, so you can support Extern’s vital services whilst getting in the festive spirit. Check out their website at www.firtreeni.co.uk to find your perfect Christmas tree this year.