Christmas is a special time.
I recently became a dad, so I am looking forward to spending a first Christmas with our baby son. The festive season is also a time for sharing. As we remember those less fortunate than us, I support Oxfam Ireland’s Unwrapped range of alternative Christmas gifts, to help families in emergency crises and extreme poverty worldwide. 2015 has been an incredibly challenging year for the people Oxfam are trying to help. War and conflict has forced millions more people from their homes. Earthquakes, cyclones and other extreme weather events have destroyed lives and livelihoods that people worked so hard to build. People just like me and you, but who now have the odds stacked against them. Oxfam shops across Northern Ireland are offering a wide-range of Unwrapped gifts that give back, making a positive impact in the lives of people. One of those gifts is called ‘Care for a Baby’. Unwrapped gifts are available at your local Oxfam shop as a printed gift card and can also be purchased online at www.oxfamireland.org/unwrapped
Andrew Trimble, Oxfam Ireland ambassador