Sharing and caring with The Marmalade Trust this Christmas

For those who haven’t heard, we’re at the Harbourside Christmas market this year, every weekend until the big day. We’re selling our gift cards, so you can give the gift of amazing experiences to your loved ones this Christmas.

But there’s something special about these gift cards. This year, we're donating 10% of our gift card sales to The Marmalade Trust, who do incredible work tackling loneliness in Bristol. 

We might not be matchmakers, but we think Datemakers and Marmalade make a  pretty perfect pair. Speaking to Jo from Marmalade made it clear how many values we share with the charity: it's both our aims to promote companionship, togetherness and quality time spent with one another. 



Marmalade's Christmas Cheer initiative really caught our attention. The project brings Bristol's most lonely and vulnerable people together on Christmas day, provides a home-cooked meal, a hamper full of gifts and - most importantly - the chance to be surrounded by friendly faces on Christmas day. 

“Christmas is sold to us as a happy time, but for some it’s not so easy,” explained Jo. “The run up to Christmas is filled with messages of love, family and friends, but this can be incredibly difficult for those who haven't got anyone to share it with. For many, the Christmas lunches aren't just about the day itself, but about having something to look forward to." 

Fantastic projects like this - 150 guests are booked in for the Christmas lunch this year - can only run with financial help from supporters, and we're so pleased to be playing a small part in making it happen. 

"It's all about companionship," we agreed. Whether it’s spending quality time with your partner doing something different; or simply being around other people on Christmas day, we’re all striving for the same thing - being together. 



Click to buy our special edition Christmas gift cards, and support The Marmalade Trust at the same time. Merry Christmas! 

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