We've decided to help the charity Claire House Children's Hospice raise money for the great work they do and we'd love you to get into the giving spirit, by helping us out.

It's really very simple. We have a bare tree that desperately deeds decorating, as you can see by clicking here. You can sponsor a decoration for the tree by making a small donation. We'll write your name on the decoration, add it to the tree and on 19 December, one decoration will be randomly plucked from the tree and whoever it belongs to will win a fantastic iPod. Ho ho ho indeed.

So please help us raise some money for a good cause this Christmas, we promise you'll spend the rest of the day feeling pretty good about yourself.

Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year.