Shopping with kindness. CCGG2017 #14.

Blogmas on the CancerCarerChats blog is a daily charitable Christmas gift guide with a twist - each post will feature an idea for a charitable act.  Christmas is a time for giving whether it be for someone you know or for a stranger.  Take the time at this time of the year to do a good deed, just one small act can help someone who is less fortunate than you are.  
As a reminder, my mum was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer in March 2017 when I started this blog to raise awareness of the importance of early detection of ovarian cancer and my life as a carer.  I care for my mum, trying to ease some of the load on her and walk by her side on this journey.  It’s just as hard to watch someone you love go through pain, than to experience it yourself.


I encourage you to spend money this year.  Lots of it, shop to your little hearts content and buy all the presents you could possibly ever need, and then some.  But definitely do your shopping online.  You shouldn't brave the stores as they will be madness at this time of year.  Avoid the hustle and bustle of queues, people jostling you for room, getting run over by prams and trolleys.  Sit back and shop on your sofa.  And why not do a charitable act whilst you're shopping, a gift in itself.  By purchasing your gifts via an affiliate marketing website, you will be contributing to the donations for a major or local charity.  Take the website Give As You Live for example.  You register on the website, click through the retailer of your choice and there are 4000 major online retailers available on the Give As You Live website.  Make your purchase as you would normally.  There is no cost to you but the act of shopping through the Give As You Live website means that the organisation gets a commission for which they donate 50% of the funds to charity,  The best part of this process is that you get to choose the charity,  They can be a major or local charity.  Many of us shop online now, so why not do so through an affiliate marketing website that is helping raise funds for charities.  Give As You Live have so far raised in excess of £8 million pounds for charities through this scheme.

So when Christmas shopping this year, avoid the trip to fight the crowds at your local shopping centre and shop online.  When browsing the retailers' website, check to see if they are available via an affiliate marketing website that donates the commission to charities and with a few clicks, you are donating to a charitable cause.  Surely, that can only make the gift you're purchasing more special as you're not only giving a gift to a loved one but spreading kindness by doing a charitable act for a stranger.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
T – Toilet habit changes
E – Energy levels dropping
A – Abdominal pain/ swelling
L – Loss of appetite



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