The Evening News has teamed up with Hearts, Hibs and NHS Lothian to help make Edinburgh and the Lothians the Capital of Goodwill this Christmas - and we want your help too.
Can you take our Edinburgh Cheer pledge and help to make our communities a little kinder?
The two clubs - Hearts through its Big Hearts Foundation and Hibs, Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian through their innovative GameChanger public social partnership - will be staging a series of events in and around their grounds throughout December. We will also be working with a series of other charity partners.
We can only make it happen though with your help and we will be letting you know the various ways in which you can support our Edinburgh Cheer campaign.
If you can take our Edinburgh Cheer pledge, by promising to do even just one of the following things, then please sign up as a supporter to receive our campaign updates.
Smile and say Happy Christmas
Traffic warden? Shop assistant? Fellow commuters? Share some festive spirit with the
people you meet each day
Invite someone new for lunch
Maybe a neighbour who is on their own
Give a little of your time
Sign up for our Edinburgh Cheer newsletter and see if you can help a local charity deliver a festive project in your neighbourhood
Spread the word about a good cause
Share it on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends – and don’t forget to let us know so we can help #edincheer
Keep people warm on the streets
Watch out for details of how you can support our sleeping bag campaign for rough sleepers
Wish a Polish neighbour ‘Wesolych Swiat’
Or say ‘feliz Navidad’ to a Spanish friend
Bring some joy to a dinner table
Donate much-needed supplies to a foodbank such as the one at your local Tesco
Make an older person on their own feel special
Send them a Christmas card through #VintageVibes VIP campaign
Sing with us
Join our Edinburgh Cheer choir for communal carol singing. Watch out for details of where and when.
Take the pledge #edincheer
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