UK CHARITY WEEK 2021 draws to a close today with its annual Christmas Jumper Day. The popular festive activity provides a significant supportive boost to the Save the Children fundraiser and the many other charitable causes holding their own.
UK Charity Week is always held in the first full week of December each year. This week despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, we’ve seen many highly interactive activities take place.
What happened during UK Charity Week?
Monday – Celebration of Charity
Charities around the UK celebrated the conclusion of 2021 with a look back at their highlights and successes of the past year.
Tuesday – Give 5 Day
People spent Tuesday coming up with and implementing five different ways to support their charity.
Wednesday – Charity BIG Bake
Wednesday was spent baking, selling and eating cake, all in the name of charity of course!
Thursday – Volunteers Day
People shared stories and case studies about their volunteers. UK Charity Week showcased its winners of the Volunteer Recognition Draws which saw six hampers presented to volunteers who had been nominated by their charities.
The final draw saw Yvette Biggs of Tom’s Trust win tickets to next year’s ABBA Voyage concert courtesy of UK Charity Week Main Sponsor, Sinclair Method UK.
Friday – Christmas Jumper Day
UK Charity Week’s Christmas Jumper Day supported the fundraising efforts of UK charities like Save the Children and many others around the country.
Thanks @LMRUK_org any excuse to don the jumper is fine with me but for @UKCharityWeek is a great cause. I'll be donating to @LMRUK_org because of their lifesaving research in blood cancers #UKCharityWeek https://t.co/FOLO7e93nP
— Rhys Morgan (@RhysMorganLab) December 10, 2021
— Yellow Submarine Charity (@ysubcharity) December 10, 2021
Here is our VAL staff team in their festive christmas jumpers, hats and cloaks!
— Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) (@valonline) December 10, 2021
Lee B. Rayment, the founder of UK Charity Week, said:
“Some of our partners are raising money for Save the Children, while others elect to support a charity personal to them, whoever you are raising money for, well done, have fun and remember to make the all-important donation to charity!
“Christmas jumpers can be one of the worst examples of fast fashion, I always urge people to swap, buy second-hand, or re-wear each year rather than buy new.”
‘Fighting the fight’
“It’s been a great week in difficult circumstances for many people, because of restrictions and guidance surrounding fundraising activities, but people have given it a right good go online. The sector is resilient and full of determined people to fight through this period of time. I have nothing but praise for all of those fighting the fight,” Mr Rayment concluded.
UK Charity Week 2022 will be held from 5th December 2022 to 9th December 2022.