Day 14 of the Brecon Beacons Advent Calendar – 3 Ways to Give Back This Christmas

We all get carried away shopping, eating, drinking and buying during the festive season but how about helping others? If you need  to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, here are 3 small ways to be charitable in the Brecon Beacons in  2014… 

Hedgehog Nursing © Good Day Out

Hedgehog Nursing © Good Day Out

1. Good Day Out – this activity provider encourage interesting, educational and fun ways for people to easily engage with good causes whilst helping them to raise money for specific projects. The concept is similar to buying a goat for a deserving community, but in this happy instance, you also get to play with the goat.

Examples of their wide range of activities include hedgehog nursing, trying your hand at hedge laying or spring cleaning the countryside, or simply try a new hobby by horse riding or doing pottery and many more. These activities help a variety of causes such as Ty Hafan Hospice, the Long Forest Project and the Royal Air Forces Association – pick from the list depending on what feels right for you! Have a Good Day Out whilst learning new skills, having fun and knowing you’ve helped others at the same time!

Hedge Laying © Good Day Out

Hedge Laying © Good Day Out

2. Brecon Mountain Rescue  – the team at Brecon Mountain Rescue are able to work efficiently and effectively thanks to the generous 45 volunteers behind them. They receive no public funding so to keep them going strong why not donate or join their 200 Club?

Brecon Mountain Rescue ©

Brecon Mountain Rescue ©

3. Brecon & District Disabled Club – otherwise known as ‘Brecon Dial a Ride’ this charity has been running for 35 years to provide transport for the elderly or disabled. They have offices in Crickhowell, Talgarth and Brecon and they keep their annual membership at just £5! So help keep them going by donating or showing support at their fundraisers.

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