Dermot O’Leary is flying the flag for gifts with a twist this Christmas by backing the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development’s (CAFOD) ethical presents, World Gifts.
The 2011 range features over 30 inspiring and unusual gifts that will raise a smile on Christmas day and make a lasting difference to someone living in poverty overseas.
As well as regular best selling gifts like goats, piglets, school starter kits and vegetable gardens, the 2011 CAFOD catalogue includes new gift ideas such as health kits, ducks, cows, and a disaster warning kit containing a radio, megaphone and flags.
Dermot, a long term supporter of CAFOD, said: “Someone always gets a chicken or a goat for Christmas in the O’Leary household. It’s a bit of a laugh on Christmas Day – but it’s also a life changing gesture for someone on the other side of the world who really needs that support.
“There are so many World Gifts to choose from and it’s really easy to order on-line or over the phone. They are particularly good if you’re just not sure what to get someone. Whatever you buy, whether they like it or not, you know that your gift will help people to break free from poverty. You can’t say that for a pair of socks can you?”
While animals are among the most popular presents, the range reflects concern for a wide range of crucial global issues. The new health kits include a life-saving mosquito net, rehydration salts, nutritional food supplements, bandages and immunisations .
This year also sees a new addition to the ‘Finishing Touches’ line, small additional World Gifts that supporters can add to their Christmas cards or presents. The new pack includes a £10 pack of gift labels, each one representing a fruit tree sapling for a family in poverty.
To view the full range of gifts, starting from just £7, visit the World Gifts website www.cafod.org.uk/worldgifts or call 0808 14 000 14 to order a catalogue.