Different circumstances, same Christmas Spirit 2020

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The Christmas spirit is alive and thriving throughout the country, despite restrictions. Here at His & Hers we would like to wish all our readers a safe and happy Christmas, and hope for positive outcomes in the New Year. And if you wonder what everyone in Liverpool is doing, they are buying Christmas jumpers. Of course they are!

WORDS: Jean Hill

We would like to thank all the front line workers out there, working so hard. We totally appreciate what you have achieved in difficult times. As always heartfelt thanks to the NHS who work tirelessly for all. We want to pay tribute to some outstanding charities and those hard at work over Christmas. We could not resist sharing some facts and figures with you too.

The 2020 ‘UK’s City With The Most Christmas Spirit’ report by Sutton Manor Nursery ranks the most festive UK cities based on their Google search data, revealing the city with the most Christmas spirit is Liverpool. 

Google search data for the term ‘Christmas trees’ revealed that Liverpool had the most amount of searches. Sheffield was a close contender just after Liverpool.

The Google search term ‘Christmas jumpers’ had the most online searches by people living in Liverpool. So all of us in the region know what to expect when we open that mystery squishy package.

We would like to credit Sutton Manor Nursery for their online research on Christmas Spirit. 

Twelve marathons for Christmas for Macmillan Cancer Support

Will Goodge, once a rugby star and now a model, is running the marathons in memory of his mother, and to fund raise for Macmillan Cancer Support, who were there for his mother and so many, many more.


Marcus Rashford giving something back to support a generation of children in need

Marcus Rashford has helped raise enough money to enable FareShare to distribute the equivalent of over 9.5 million meals for children and families who might not otherwise have any food security.

He and FareShare have raised awareness of child hunger in the UK, highlighting the issue to government and the media to impact on policy.

Marcus Rashford launched and spearheaded the Child Food Poverty Taskforce, a group of more than 15 organisations. The taskforce has  come together to support the National Food Strategy. The aims are to share real-time statistics and stories of those affected by child hunger in the UK, and generate positive change.

Alpha Taxis are fund raising to donate to help feed those in need

Alpha Taxis will match donations up to £5,000 (in total) as part of their Christmas Charity Campaign. They wish to donate for all Liverpool post-codes.



No-one should be homeless or alone on the streets this Christmas. Crisis can help offer warmth and hope.


Choose Love

Shop to help refugees. This is a positive and worthwhile way of making a difference. All items and services represent an urgent need.


British Red Cross

Also you can access: https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/how-we-support-refugees.

Trussell Trust

A group of generous supporters has offered to match any donations given to the Trussell Trust up until Christmas. This goes up to a total of £500,000. It is all about trying to achieve a hunger free future.

The Royal Albert Dock has become a hub for charitable initiatives

This Christmas, a number of the restaurants at Royal Albert Dock are generating goodwill with their own individual fundraising initiatives. The intentions are to help feed hundreds of vulnerable people throughout the festive period and raise money for North West charities. 


The team at Maray have been working with Open Kitchens, a national food solution that brings together restaurants and their communities to deliver free meals, during the pandemic. They have delivered a total of 4,764 meals to people in need. They have now teamed up with Granby Children’s Centre to deliver 250 Christmas meals to vulnerable individuals in the Toxteth area.



Lunyalita have been busy providing free meals for carers throughout lockdown across a number of charities. Within the past few weeks they have sent 300 meals for carers at Options for Supported Living, a local charity that supports people with learning difficulties. Fifty meals a month go to MyTime, a local charity that supports carers who are looking after a loved one at home. 

Rosa’s Thai Cafe

Rosa’s Thai Cafe are supporting the hospitality industry by launching ‘Invisible Chips’, an initiative which gives diners the option of adding a portion of invisible chips to their meal and therefore donating £2.50 to Hospitality Action. This charity provides grants, hardship funds and mental health services for those in hospitality who have lost their jobs or are struggling due to the Covid-19 crisis.



This December, Gusto are supporting the NHS and showing their thanks to key frontline workers for their dedication this year, and always, with their Pledge1Cook1 campaign. They are aiming to deliver 10,000 free meals to local NHS superheroes during what is set to be an extremely busy festive period for the emergency services. 


Family-run bakery, Rough Hand Made, have been busy feeding locals with their freshly-baked pastries and savoury goods.Any unsold items are donated at the end of the day to the L6 Community Centre, a none profit organisation in Everton who support families that are struggling financially.



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