Help Feed a Family this Christmas: The Labour Movement Charity Calendar

This year, Christmas and the New Year might still feel a bit different than usual. But while it may be tough not seeing our relatives and friends , most of us can hopefully look forward to a festive break in secure homes where we can feel safe, warm, and well-fed. Not everyone in Britain has that basic luxury.

For thousands, perhaps millions of people, decisions will have to be made about whether to eat or heat this Winter. Christmas will bring little comfort or escape from the daily grind of making ends meet. 

Even as we have come out of lockdown, the cut in Universal Credit and the impact of insecure housing, employment and cost of living, means that food bank use is still higher than it was before the pandemic. The Trussell Trust handed out 935,749 parcels over the six months to October 2021, with more than a third going to children

By the time you reach the end of this article, another six parcels are expected to have been handed out. While some people find foodbanks ‘rather uplifting’, we think It is unacceptable to see such hardship. Britain is increasingly reliant on the goodwill of the community (who are in a more precarious position than ever ) to ensure people don’t go hungry.

Due to the steep rise in usage, The Trussell Trust is appealing for more donations, but we also understand that many people are struggling to find extra cash to support them this year

That is where we hope to provide some support through the launch of our second ‘Labour Movement’ Calendar, and we hope you can help too.

Pre-Order – All orders placed before December 10 will be delivered in time for Christmas

In collaboration with Labour Party Graphic Designers we’re proud to present our second annual labour movement charity calendar. Last year we raised over £8,000 for food banks and once again will be donating all proceeds to help fight the pain of hunger in this country.

We have complied a series of our favourite Labour posters alongside the most important dates in the history of the Labour Movement. These range from the birth of the Labour Party in 1900 to the historic election victories to the present day. With this calendar, you will never again forget the dates that the NHS was launched, when the Miners Strike began or the (several) dates that Dennis Skinner was kicked out of the Commons…

Featuring over 125 dates from Labour history, including dozens of new dates added since last year’s calendar.

Each month features a design from past or present in the labour movement, with the reverse of each page featuring a full scale poster print of that design.

– Free domestic shipping!
– Printed on recycled paper stock

A purchase could be the difference between a Christmas marked with struggle and anxiety, and one where the basic requirement of a decent society – being fed – is met.

We shouldn’t have to do this in Britain in 2021, but without further financial support, the Trust will struggle to meet the ever-increasing demand.

So if you can, please make a donation buy purchasing a Calendar. Indulge in some Labour History and support the hardest hit people this Christmas. 

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