FOR many of us the festive season is a time for giving and sharing, loving and caring, and in celebration of Giving Tuesday and the Big Give this month, I’d like to take a moment to tell your readers how in giving a gift to our charity, you’ll be making a real difference.

I work for Revitalise, an incredible charity that provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers at our Netley Waterside House respite holiday centre in Southampton. 

Our respite holiday centres are open to our guests all year round, including over Christmas and the New Year.

As a charity we know that it isn’t just what’s under the tree that matters, it’s who is around it that’s really important. That’s why we aim to do everything we can to give our guests a respite holiday to remember – from the traditional Christmas dinner, to evening entertainment and exciting excursions – we give our guests the chance to take time away from the stresses of everyday life and to spend time doing what really matters: make memories with those they love.

So in celebration of Giving Tuesday and the Big Give this month, why not pledge to do something amazing for charity? In pledging via the Big Give to Revitalise your donation will be match funded and will make twice the impact.

If you would like to find out more about Revitalise or our breaks visit our website: or visit: to donate.