Poll Commissioned by The Children’s Society Reveals Brits Prefer Pews To Panto At Christmas
“Two-fifths of adults celebrate Christmas by going to church or attending a Christmas carol service, reveals a poll commissioned by The Children’s Society to coincide with its annual Christingle appeal.”
Those who attend church are almost double the number who go to see a pantomime or theatre show (22%) and three times as many as those who take part in charity work over the festive season. Just over one in ten adults go on holiday for Christmas (14%).
With over 6000 Christingle services taking place across the country, The Children’s Society's Christingles are a magical way for children to raise money and awareness for other children less fortunate than themselves. Children at the services all receive a Christingle, an orange decorated with a lighted candle, red ribbon, fruit and sweets.
'The poll shows that thousands of people are celebrating Christmas with carol singing
at church and one way to join them is to come along to one of The Children’s Society’s Christingle services. As well as having fun with the family, you will be helping to support vulnerable children,' said Elaine Hindal, director of The Children's Society's Campaign for Children division.
Our campaign this year focuses on making runaways safe
. Every five minutes a child runs away from home. These young people can find themselves on the streets out in the cold and alone at Christmas. This year, The Children's Society, through its Christingle services is raising money to help children and young people who run away from home.
The Christingle season runs between now and February.
About The Children’s Society:
The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy. We are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people, including children in care and young runaways. We give a voice to disabled children, help young refugees to rebuild their lives and provide relief for young carers. Through our campaigns and research, we seek to influence policy and perceptions so that young people have a better chance in life.
Author - Lynsey Calver
Tags - Christingle, The Children's Society
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