Quite a few people at L&T seemed keen to donate £5 to people in need in Afghanistan as an alternative to, or in addition to, the annual Secret Santa. A big thank you to anyone who makes a donation to the charity Afghanaid. Emergency aid is especially needed at this time when many thousands of people face challenges that we could not imagine.

For close to 40 years, Afghanaid has worked with vulnerable Afghans across the country, providing them with the training and tools they need to help themselves, their families and their communities. The charity is run by a majority Afghan team with a deep understanding of local, cultural and ethnic issues.

Katherine Wright