Speaker Series October 2020

Gifting with purpose and why it matters

Wednesday 21st October, 11:00 – 12:00, Online

What impact is the year so far expected to have on the festive season?

Has the crisis made you reconsider your Christmas plans this year?

Do you want to find out what support is available for your organisation during this time?

This season marks the first Christmas since the start of the crisis. Across the country, households and local communities alike are all facing a very different festive period and as we look for new ways to adapt, there is still a huge desire to make Christmas a special time of year. The effects of the crisis have bought about huge changes and uncertainty for many, this looks set to continue as we approach Christmas and look beyond. Whilst we know Christmas will be different, we look at what we have learnt so far and how we can make positive changes going forward.

More people than ever will re-examine their plans for Christmas, from how they can change their purchasing habits, to working out what’s really important and how they can help others, their families, friends and local communities. At In Kind Direct we always see a huge increase in demand at Christmas time and this looks set to be even bigger this year - the act of giving will become as important as the gift itself, with some essential items becoming just as valued as luxury items. The emphasis on maintaining traditions, building memories and finding new ways of togetherness will have a greater significance.

As we all look for ways to make Christmas feel special and how we can alleviate some pressure, at In Kind Direct we’re here to help. We’re working hard with our amazing corporate partners to offer a range of items so that as many as possible can feel supported and valued over the festive period.

In our October event, you will hear…

-What challenges consumers and charities are facing this year as a result of the crisis

-Practical advice and tips on how to make Christmas feel like Christmas and what you can do to make a difference

-What our corporate partners are doing to help

Our host and panel of speakers

Martin Newman – Founder, The Customer First Group and In Kind Direct Trustee

Debra Allcock Tyler – Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change and In Kind Direct Trustee

Eoin Griffin - Head of Planning, L'Oréal

Hosted by Charlotte Walshe, Head of Charity Partnerships, In Kind Direct