Christmas is finally on our doorstep.
Whether you are a seasonal Scrooge or an excitable elf we all have our traditions at this festive time of year, my personal favourite has to be the humble advent calendar. The joy of waking early and padding downstairs to poke your finger through the numbered window, finding a bite sized treat ready and waiting for you is something I vow never to grow out of. Which is precisely why I was so excited to have been a part of the Models1 Charity Advent Raffle.
A couple a weeks ago an email popped into my inbox from my lovely booker at Models1 telling me all about their plans to create an advent calendar that gives you the chance to win oodles of fantastic prizes with all proceeds going to two charities that hold great meaning to me. Coppafeel is the first breast cancer charity in United Kingdom to educate young people on the importance of checking your breasts regularly, with the aim of instilling a new habit that could one day save their life; Crisis at Christmas understand that this season of joy can be incredibly difficult for those who are cut off from family and home, every year they provide companionship and support to tackle loneliness and help people take their first steps out of homelessness.
I jumped at the chance of being involved in such an amazing project and was not only incredibly proud to have been asked to take part and help raise money for charity but honoured to be featured in my own video along side some of Models1's most recognisable and charismatic faces. Excitably, I made my way down to the studio to have a dance along to the wonderfully Christmasy Mariah and Mr Bublé and film my video. If there is one thing I can promise you about my video it is that you will witness some of the finest dad dancing you are likely to see this festive period and while everybody else had props to play with during their video's I created some questionable dance moves to show you exactly how fabulously fresh your skin will be feeling after a luxury facial.
A video a day is released on the Models1 Instagram (@Models_1UKhttp://www.instagram.com/models_1uk/) where you can find out exactly what you could be getting your mitts on whilst watching some of the agencies most charming lads and ladies dancing around to their favourite seasonal songs.
For each £10 donated one entry will be submitted for the raffle, so if you donate £30 three entries will have your name on them, meaning the more you give to charity the more chances you have of winning. It all sounds rather too good to be true, especially when the gifts include designer pieces from All Saints, a personal training session with the beautiful Toby Huntington Whiteley, shopping spree's and beauty treatments worth over £200.
To donate and enter please go to http://www.justgiving.com/teams/m1adventcalendar and give what you can.
The raffle will be running until midnight on 3 January so don't miss out on an advent calendar that will really make a difference in this season of goodwill.