Bluebell Wood has come up with the perfect, chocolate-free way to count down to Christmas as the charity launches its exclusive ‘Kindness Advent Calendars’.

As shop shelves start overflowing with advent calendars of all shapes and sizes, the local charity is  offering a unique alternative designed to spread warm and festive feelings every day throughout December.

Each day there is a special message and picture to open – all themed around kindness – which explain just how much a of a difference the funds raised through the calendars will make to local families.

One example of the daily messages, which comes with a picture of the hospice in all its Christmas glory, is: “When we put the trimmings up, we mean business! You’re helping us make the hospice a real winter wonderland for our children and families to enjoy. “

Every penny raised through the calendars will help the charity be there for children and families who sadly don’t know how many Christmases they’ll have together. 

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Madeleine Oldale, Head of Communications at Bluebell Wood, said: “This Christmas we really wanted to do something different and, thanks to the help of the inspirational children and families in our care, we’re very proud to have come up with a unique way to spread some goodwill this festive season.

“By ordering one of our Kindness Calendars, each day throughout December you’ll learn something heart-warming about how your support is helping local families who can often find Christmas a very challenging time of year. They are a fantastic alternative to traditional advent calendars and the perfect gift for those who want to make a difference.

“The best part is - every single order will help us make Christmas truly magical for the children and families in our care.”