In this year’s Christmas message, Prime Minister David Cameron praises the work of volunteers abroad and in the UK – making specific reference to the Christian values that underlie so much of what people do for others.
“Among the joyous celebrations we will reflect on those very Christian values of giving, sharing and taking care of others,” he said.
“This Christmas I think we can be very proud as a country at how we honour these values through helping those in need at home and around the world.
“So this Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of Christ with friends, families and neighbours, let us think about those in need at home and overseas, and of those extraordinary professionals and volunteers who help them.”
The full message is not actually up on the Government’s web site yet but there are reports in many of the media already.