Round about this time of year my email inbox starts receiving plenty of charity pleas. We all know that many couples already have their quota of toasters and that an alternative to a traditional wedding list is to ask for charity donations or to make donations in your guests names. I almost feel guilty for typing that some of the charities literally just ask for your cold hard cash on your day, something that isn’t always easy to pass on to your guests nor welcomed by them as some of our readers have previously commented.
At least the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children) dresses up their plea with the Celebrate and Give wedding scheme. All donations aid the charity’s work to end cruelty to children or the couple are encouraged to give NSPCC personalised favour cards instead of usual favours. Details of the scheme can be found here.