Christmas… a time of giving

As the build up to the festive period begins it is easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of presents and commercial fanfare the Christmas season can bring. Christmas is a time for generosity and kindness, and it is difficult to comprehend there are so many children and adults who won’t receive a gift on Christmas morning.

Olivia O’Neill & Monique Croucher

Instead of the customary office Secret Santa, McAleer & Rushe staff decided to help make Christmas special for those who need it most in collaboration with the Road of Hope charity.

Road of Hope is a Northern Ireland based charity who help those who have been affected by conflict, internationally,nationally and locally. Their reach includes Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia and some African countries.

This year McAleer & Rushe participated in the organisation’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. Each member of staff became a Secret Santa to a child or adult in need, choosing toys and treats for a girl or boy of a chosen age group or elderly person.

The shoeboxes were collected on Wednesday 7th November and are well on their way to be distributed to underprivileged children and adults in Eastern Europe who wouldn’t normally receive any gifts,in time for Christmas.


Olivia O’Neill, Seamus McAleer & Monique Croucher

Thanks to theRoad of Hope organization, the season of giving can extend beyond your own family, friends and colleagues – All of us at McAleer & Rushe are thankful to share the Christmas spirit with as many people as possible which is what Christmas is all about!