1 Dec 2016

Giving Back with ReverseAdvent

I am doing a #ReverseAdvent with the Co-op this year. I will add one non-perishable item of food to my Reverse Advent box every day from the 1st to the 24th of December.  I will then donate the box to our local Salvation Army.

Giving back with #ReverseAdvent

I am choosing to fill my box with food for a reason. My father used to say, “You can never satisfy a man’s hunger for money. But feed him well and he will be satiated at least for a time.”

Why the SA? Because it is where J and I went for our very first baby song sessions. It is where I sang in a community choir for the first time. And it is where I met some wonderful people.

I am not a practising Christian. That does not stop me celebrating the spirit of Christmas. I do not think you have to be religious to be a good, kind and generous human being. All you need is a big heart and a willingness to give. Be it food, time or goodwill.

In a time when everyday life is governed by senseless commercial capitalism, this Reverse Advent is a beautiful opportunity to reinforce charitable giving.

So my son will have his chocolate advent calendar. But he will also be helping his mother fill a box with food for those who need it.

Disclosure: The Co-op have kindly sent me a large box to house my donations. They have also sent me a voucher to help towards the cause. 



  1. Thanks for spreading the word! #ReverseAdvent ^Jordan

    1. The pleasure is all mine. I think it is a lovely initiative in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas.


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