Money is tight these days, and I must admit that the amount I give to charity has decreased due to the recession. But giving your support to charities doesn't have to be a big monetary donation and I'm really chuffed that I've managed to get my hands on two new charity wristbands this week...
The first is the WRAC Association charity band, this is my mum's regimental association and I'm really proud to support - even in this tiny way - this organisation.
The second is the operations commemoration wrist band for the Yorkshire Regiment. Yorkshire is my adopted home and I happen to think that Yorkshire folk are some of the nicest people on these islands, and I'm made up to be able to show my support for The Yorkshire Regiment.
As I said, these donations are really modest (just a few quid), but I think that's it's at least keeping the charity momentum going even in (relitively) frugal times. But I guess that even small donations add up if enough people fork out a pound or so here and there.
Apologies if you think I'm coming off all righteous, I actually don't think I do enough really. But aside from the money the wristbands visibly announce your support for the armed forces...And I'm sad to say that they have drawn some negative looks from some people (which, being Scottish and by nature cross-awkward pleases me).