As we are all thinking about the holidays, we have decided to send an electronic Christmas card this year, and rather than send "normal" cards and gifts this year, we have decided to make a donation to charities, as we think about those less fortunate.
This year we are supporting Fife Gingerbread, a Fife-based charity we know very well. Fife Gingerbread support and empower lone parents, vulnerable and disadvantaged families through early intervention and partnership working.
You can get involved by going here.
We are also supporting Social Bite, a Scottish social enterprise which seeks to alleviate homelessness through innovative solutions from employment and support programmes, to temporary housing.
You can support this cause by donating to their campaign or by sponsoring a Christmas dinner for a homeless person here.
You can also visit Social Bite's sandwich shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
The Ann Edgar Charitable Trust
Finally, we are making a donation to The Ann Edgar Charitable Trust. As you may know, my wife lost her best friend to cancer in 2016, and Lorraine and her friends paid tribute to Lesley at the anniversary in September this year, participating in Pretty Muddy.
You can find out more about the work that The Ann Edgar Charitable Trust do for this very rare form of cancer by visiting their website here.
You can learn more about "Lesley's Ladies" by visiting their website here.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Lesley, please do so here, all donations are appreciated.
We close at 1pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open at 9am on 3rd January 2018.
We do have out of hours support available over the Christmas and New Year period for any urgent HR issues that may come up. Please call 01383 427325 and leave a message, one of the team will call you back as soon as we can.
We hope that you and your family enjoy yourself over the Christmas period and we look forward to catching up with you in the New Year.
Merry Christmas from The HR Booth team.