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A Cow is for Life – Not Just for Christmas!

Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary, you’ll find a Cows ‘n’ Things gift for every occasion at Cows ‘n’ Things. From cattle, to chicks, to goats, or even an entire house, you can buy gifts that will transform the lives of older people overseas.

Cows ‘n’ Things is an ethical gift scheme, run by Age UK, designed to help the most disadvantaged people in later life overseas get the things they need – which is cows and things. We work in partnership with our sister organisation, HelpAge International, to support older people in more than 40 developing countries.

Whether it’s a cataract operation that can restore sight, a two room house that can shelter an older person and their family, or a cow that can provide milk and extra income, there are many ways your charity gift can help disadvantaged older people overseas.

It’s a fact that the world’s population is getting older – yet few governments or aid agencies target people in later life. Approximately 100 million older people in developing countries survive on less than 60 pence a day. Older people are often ignored, neglected and discriminated against, even though they’re the ones keeping families together when communities are decimated by conflict, HIV, famine or drought.

Your gift won’t just go towards supporting an older person and restoring their pride, it will have an affect on future generations too. If you buy a cow, or any of our gifts, we will pass it on to an older person in a developing country so they can support themselves and their family.

It might be hard to hide and even harder to wrap, but buy a cow from Cows ‘n’ Things and you could change someone’s life, not just their Christmas.

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Don’t Follow the Herd This Christmas With Cows’n’Things

Give a gift that will make a difference

Buying a thoughtful present for someone at Christmas can sometimes be a difficult decision. There is so much to choose from these days, but I bet you have never thought of buying a cow for someone! Yes it will be difficult to wrap, and I’m not sure the noises the present would make could all be blamed on Auntie Sue, but Help the Aged Cows’n’Things have a novel way for you to give a cow as a gift this Christmas without a 4 metre bow!

By purchasing a gift from Cows’n’Things, you will be able to transform the lives of disadvantaged older people in developing countries across the globe. From cows to  cataract operations, there is a huge selection to choose from which in turn will greatly improve an older person’s life who have been living in difficult circumstances. All you need to do is –

  • Choose a gift
  • Choose a card design
  • Select a date for receiving

If you’re pushed for time you can even send an e-card, which can be delivered to the recipient as late Christmas Eve! So why not purchase a gift for a friend this year that will have far reaching kindness. By ordering with Cows’n’Things, not only will you be giving a novel and original idea, but also providing funds for people who really need it in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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