Supporting vulnerable children still a priority
People around the world seem to be thinking more about the welfare of others and less about themselves – particularly at Christmas.
That’s the positive finding of a new global survey, which reveals two thirds of adults are trying to help the most vulnerable members of their communities over the festive season – particularly less well-off children.
According to the international charity, World Vision, six-out-of-ten respondents said they would prefer to receive a meaningful gift that would enable them to help someone else.
Spending time with family and friends was also cited by 70 per cent of participants as offering them hope.
“This year has been a difficult one for all of us, and vulnerable children have been especially affected,” commented Andrew Morley, World Vision President and CEO. “It's heart-warming to see the giving spirit is still alive globally, and encouraging to see how much people want to help one another.”
The same survey also discovered most respondents felt the worst of the current COVID-19 crisis is now over, and 2021 will be a far better year.