Helping to change the lives of children and families in need
Say Hello to our Shelter Fairy. With its magical wand and light up cheeks, this cute fairy doll will leave the children in your life spellbound.
And this Christmas we are working closely with our national charity partner, Shelter. For every fairy sold, we will be donating a minimum of £2 to support the Shelter’s frontline advice and support services. Set to raise more than £25,000, the fairy will make a real difference to families facing homelessness this Christmas.
In this article, we will talk more about the invaluable work we do with Shelter and how you can help us support Shelter in its life changing work.
Introducing our "Shelter Fairy"
Our Shelter Fairy
Complete with a magical wand and fairy crown, the Shelter Fairy has a special animation feature and sings ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas’ when you press its hand.
Remember, for every fairy doll sold, we will donate a minimum of £2 to Shelter, making it an ideal gift for those who want to help a good cause and spread some festive cheer.
Who are Shelter?
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services. And they campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help.
They’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
B&Q and Shelter
Our work with Shelter funds a team of home improvement advisers. By offering guidance on basic DIY skills they support families to settle into their home after a period of homelessness, and help those at risk of homelessness to stay in their current home. The expert team are on hand to answer questions such as how to fit a toilet seat or put up a shelf, as well as advise on the best ways to increase home security.
As the leading home improvement retailer, we are over the moon to support this venture as part of our mission to make home improvement accessible for everyone.
How can I help?
The current housing crisis is enough to make anyone’s heart sink. Over 128,000 children will spend Christmas homeless, and even more in an unsafe and miserable environment. It doesn’t have to be this way, by purchasing a Shelter Fairy, you will be making a difference to the lives of families who are in desperate need of somewhere warm and safe to sleep this winter.
It’s up to all of us to write a new story. Take action today to create a tomorrow where no one spends a single day homeless. Giving isn’t just for Christmas!
To learn more about Shelter’s work, visit their website www.shelter.org.uk.
We work with Shelter in England, Wales and Scotland and with its partner charities - Focus Ireland in ROI and Housing Rights in Northern Ireland.