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12 Days of Cubemas: Giving Back This Christmas

Christmas is a time for giving back, which is why all of us at 3 Sided Cube took part in the 12 Days of Cubemas. During those 12 days, we volunteered, fundraised, donated and danced all for good causes in local community (we also had a great time whilst doing it!). Catch up on all the shenanigans we got up to during the 12 Days of Cubemas...

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Day #1: GoodGym group run.

Meet Others. Get Fit. Do Good.

We love this.

That’s why for the first day of CUBEMAS we teamed up with GoodGym to run 3.5km (and back) to a centre for vulnerable children and help them out where we could (turns out we’re pretty good painters, if we do say so ourselves).

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Day #2: Community PostPals.

Giving Back to Those In Need.

Inspiring. Caring. Wonderful.

Three words we have for PostPals, what a fantastic way to give back to our community at Christmas.

We wrote letters and postcards packed with Christmas spirit! Thanks to PostPals these personal messages were sent to Children with disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.

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Day #3: Runton Road Christmas lights.

There’s this one street of houses in Branksome…

Where the residents GO TO TOWN on Christmas lights and decorations, each home raises money for different charities, and the result is something straight out of your favourite Christmas movie.

One Runton Road resident, John Turvey, supports Julia’s House by collecting donations every night throughout December, so this year we decided to go and give him a very festive helping hand.

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Day #4: FoodBank care packages.

Not your traditional Christmas dinner…

CUBE spent the day helping the Bournemouth Foodbank, who provide much-needed support to vulnerable members of our community, who are all too often in crisis during the festive season.

We tasked ourselves with sorting through donated food items, so they were ready to be distributed to those in need.

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Day #5: Bournemouth beach clean.

Proud to be a Bournemouth based app agency.

It was this love for our seaside town that inspired the fifth day of CUBEMAS, giving up a few hours of our time on a Thursday to clean and clear our local beach.

We found a surprising amount of buried waste ranging from plastic bottles to unidentifiable pieces of plastic, and even a set of beach hut keys (we feel very bad for the owner).

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Day #6: Volunteering at the Alpine bar.

Ever seen a polar bear and turkey dancing?

CUBE spent the sixth-day of CUBEMAS gift-wrapping Christmas presents, dressing up in various festive costumes and collecting donations on behalf of Julia’s House.

With the Christmas market in town, we’ve never seen Bournemouth busier and members of our community were happy to take a minute out of their busy days to say hello to Polar Bear and friends.

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Day #7: What does it take to #BeAnAngel?

At a point where our agency is as large as it’s ever been, it’s important to strengthen friendships, encourage communication and ensure every single person feels like a part of the amazing team.

Being an angel means giving and receiving a surprise act of kindness every single day, getting to better know the colleagues you wouldn’t usually have a chance to interact with.

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Day #8: Bournemouth bake sale.

On the seventh day of CUBEMAS, the team got baking and travelled across Bournemouth meeting members of our community, all to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Cocoa and walnut energy balls, cinnamon caramel pastry rolls and vegan chocolate brownies were a few of the creations to come out of the CUBE bakery.

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Day #9: The Christmas raffle.

What better way to support a charity than a Christmas raffle?

We put together a hamper full to the brim with Christmas gifts and goodies. From cheese boards to gingerbread houses, who could say no to such a persuasive prize.

Our awesome design team created the tickets for the raffle, with fantastic support from our Bournemouth community, we managed to sell 200 tickets! Raising £400 for The Samaritans of Bournemouth and District.

And the winner is (queue countdown music)… A very, very excited Puff.

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Day #10: From fashion to fundraising.

Okay so maybe we’re not quite trendsetters (at least not when it comes to fashion).

Never the less, on the tenth day of CUBEMAS, the team put their fashion desires behind them to donate clothes to vulnerable members of our community, with the help of a charity friend very close to CUBE…

The donations brought in by the team were far from your average giveaways. We visited our local British Red Cross store carrying bags and bags of tees, jumpers, jeans and more.

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Day #11: Waggy Tails dog sanctuary.

Disclaimer: May contain doggos that will paws pause your productivity.

It’s no secret we love a puppa and regularly invite our team to bring in their pets, so we wanted one of our activities to share some love with our canine friends.

We got to meet many of the abandoned pets, including Maisie, who need good homes. With three pets abandoned every hour over the Christmas period we knew the rescue home would need some much-needed supplies for the festive period.

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Published on December 22, 2017, last updated on June 20, 2018

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