The Annual Charity Telethon takes place on Boxing day!
It is only in recent years that boxing day has been commercially linked to other concepts, such as sports events or shopping sales. Meanwhile, In some European countries, like Poland and Hungary, it is an extended, or second, Christmas day.
Although centuries have passed since the beginning of Boxing Day, the idea of giving to the less fortunate has somewhat survived as a practice on the day.
In Malta, the ultimate event of giving is ‘L-Istrina’, by the Community Chest Fund’, which falls on Boxing Day. However, just like the age-old tradition, monetary giving is not the only sort of giving. On boxing day we often find ourselves with leftover food and presents which we do not really need. Why not give them to a local cause where others would benefit from them more than ourselves!