I had my birthday a few weeks back and was so touched when one of my closest friends sent me a very original birthday present-it was a fishing net! Very unusual present I hear you say but she got it from Oxfam Unwrapped, an online shop where you can buy anything from fishing nets to buying a plot of land for someone in a developing country (check the link out below). I have so many things that I don’t actually need. Yes, it is nice to get nice things every once in a while but how many lip glosses do I actually need? How many pairs of shoes can I wear at the one time? I feel unbelievably blessed to have food to eat every day, clothes to wear etc. things that so often I take for granted-so this gift was very different. The money she paid to Oxfam will go towards helping poor communities work together to fish their way out of poverty – providing nets, boats, equipment and training. I was sent a magnet acknowledging that a fish net had been bought in my name and I have it proudly displayed on my fridge at home!
How nice that we can help others in such a practical way. I know that there are lots of GB companies helping charities and people in their community in great ways… Let me know what your GB is doing… or why not tell the rest of the girls and the Officer’s in your Company about Oxfam’s shop (there are other Organisations that do this as well e.g. Tearfund, Christian Aid at Christmas time).