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Thursday, 24 December 2009

Google's Christmas gift:

This Christmas Google has given a gift to someone very special..... Everyone! Google have achieved this amazing feat, which previously only Santa was capable of, by committing £12.4 Million ($20 Million) to charity.

On the web page created to promote the gift, Google state that "Our gift to you is a gift to them". The page also provides a current list of intended recipients which includes 25 charities ranging from CARE, Mothers Matter to HEAL Africa.

Hopefully, the donations will provide some relief for the charities involved, who along with all charitable organisations are currently experiencing a tough time at the hands of the global economic recession.

A study earlier this year by the Charity Commission, the regulator for charities in England and Wales, found that 52% of the charities questioned said they had been affected by the economic downturn - up from 38% in similar research last year.

Finally, I'd like to pass on my thanks to Google for giving so generously to charity and hope that they will show similar commitment to charity in the future.

For more information visit: google.co.uk/intl/en/advertising/holiday2009/



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