As much as we love our amazing Christmas gifts from Connect Three each year, every member of the team was even happier NOT to get one this year!

Instead we each got to nominate a charity to receive a donation on our behalf, totaling nearly £1000. Here are just some of the charities we've chosen with links so you can find out more about the causes we support and why we've chosen them.

A big THANK YOU to all of our customers for supporting us so we can support others.

David chose 38 Degrees
“They engage with people from all walks of life to encourage them to take action on issues that matter to them”

Susan McRoberts chose Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis
“My aunt has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. She's an inspirational and brave woman who is fighting this lung disease to make the most of the time she has. It's not a well-known charity so this contribution is really special. Thank you to Connect Three for making this donation on my behalf.”

Yvonne chose Alzheimer Scotland
“Thank you so much for this lovely gift, I’m certain it will make a difference to those in need of support”

Susan Earle chose Ayrshire Cancer Network

Jill chose Beatson Cancer Care
“My brother Mark lost his battle with cancer this year at just 42. The Beatson is an amazing charity that were here for us and him and I’m really glad for any chance to support them.”

Laura chose Glasgow Children's Hospital
“In memory of Rosie Veronica Mitchell who gained her angel wings on 23rd January 2019”

Gregor chose Harris Trust
“A family friend committed suicide last year and the family set up this trust to help neurodivergent kids and teenagers in the Scottish Borders improve their mental health.”

Barbara chose Homeless Project Scotland
“It’s a Glasgow based charity taking homeless people off the streets to safety every day. There are a lot of problems in this world but a home is a basic need that everyone should have and not have to worry about.”

Nicola chose Kerith Counselling
“Kerith Counselling aim to provide free counselling for people who can't afford or can't get access to support.”

Mike chose Marys Meals

Vicky chose Quarriers
“I already support them, and they do lovely things like give gift boxes to homeless people based on an amount of money.”

Gordon chose Refuweegee        
“They are doing amazing work to welcome people in their moment of need to Glasgow - 'we're aw fae somewhere'”

Ajeya chose RSPCA
“I love animals and hate to see them mistreated.”

Fiona chose Samaritans
“My nominated charity is the Samaritans. It always has been. Thinking of my nephew Liam who we lost last month.”

Katy chose Say Women
“I have been lucky to meet some of the epic young women this charity supports and the good they do always tugs on my heart.”

Shona chose the Shona Project
“The Shona project exists to educate and inform girls that they are enough.  I have worked with them for a couple of years to take their important messages out to some of the less developed countries I volunteer in to enable girls to feel more self-empowered and confident in who they are and who they want to be.  While it is not my project when you find an organisation that has got your name and is all about something you’re passionate about it is a no brainer!”

Teresa chose Social Bite