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I’m immensely proud to be able to announce that Haines Watts is supporting Advent of Change a revolutionary charity advent calendar, inviting people to give, rather than receive as they count down to Christmas.

I was first made aware of this amazing idea by Tim Pearce, Managing Partner in our Worcester office. Kristina Salceanu, Founder of Advent of Change works for one of our clients and Tim is their Haines Watts Partner. To initially support the campaign, Tim and one of our Regional VAT Managers, Jason Croke offered to donate free financial and VAT advice to Kristina in setting up the enterprise.

As soon as I saw the concept, I realised it was a great idea for Charity Fundraising at Christmas and contacted Kristina to find out how else Haines Watts could support her.

We are now one of a small number of corporate sponsors and will be supporting Advent of Change by promoting the calendar across the UK to our clients and employees.

This social enterprise, which was born less than nine months ago, has also caught the attention of John Lewis, who will be stocking the calendar in stores throughout the country and online for no profit.

So, what’s the idea? Each door reveals a different donation to one of 24 commendable charities, spread across a wide variety of causes, including children, animals, the third world, healthcare, refugees and the environment. A huge majority of the sale price (85%) will go directly to charity.

Each day represents a £1 donation and describes how that gift could be used to give the you a clear understanding of where your money is going and to see how your money can help change the world for the better, from feeding the homeless to protecting our oceans.

Last year we had an amazing response to our Christmas charity campaign supporting local foodbanks and this year I wanted to continue that charity giving theme throughout Haines Watts but with a campaign includes a wide variety of charities that would be personally meaningful to as many people as possible.

Advent of Change retails at £27.95 and can be purchased from the Advent of Change Website (use Tracking Code HW2018 in your basket – we can then track how much Haines Watts have helped to raise).

So, please support us in raising money for 24 amazing charities this year by buying yourself or your family and friends a calendar.

Let’s help to change the world, one day at a time…

About Advent of Change

Founded in early 2018, Advent of Change is a UK-based limited by guarantee company that aims to raise money on behalf of selected charities across a range of important causes. By creating innovative, stylish products that form part of Advent of Change’s movement to do good, the company has captured the imagination of charities, retailers and celebrities alike.

Their first product provides a charitable twist on the advent calendar and aims to help 24 charities change the world for the better this Christmas.

Advent of Change is made in the UK and has the environment in mind, using FSC-certified paper, vegetable oil-based inks, biodegradable glues, and comes wrapped in a biodegradable potato starch film.

Give back this Christmas – you can buy your own calendar at the Advent of Change Website (use Tracking Code HW2018) and help change the world, one day at a time…

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