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Saturday, 15 August 2020


The Charity Learning Consortium becomes a Gold Official Partner of UK Charity Week

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UK CHARITY WEEK is proud to welcome the return of the Charity Learning Consortium as a Gold Official Partner Business of the 2020 campaign.

UK Charity Week which this year takes place 7th – 13th December 2020, will see the return of popular daily themes such as Celebration of Charity, Charity BIG Bake, Volunteers’ Day, UK Charity Week’s Christmas Jumper Day, Charity Today Awards’ Annual Showcase, Fundraising Day and, of course, Tuesday 8th December’s release of the Charity Today Charity Sector Annual Review & Report 2020

#UKCharityWeek is a campaign designed to give the people of the United Kingdom an opportunity to place awareness and fundraising for charities high on the national agenda, at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving.

Lee B. Rayment, Founder of the UK Charity Week campaign said:

“We are delighted to have the Charity Learning Consortium partnering with UK Charity Week as a Gold Official Partner Business again this year. Since our inception in 2009, we have promoted and given a fundraising platform to thousands of charities across the UK ensuring they have the opportunity to both fundraise and showcase themselves.”

Acknowledging the challenges presented to the charity sector by coronavirus this year Mr Rayment added:

“It’s more vital than ever that the sector comes together in an effort to ensure the lessons of COVID-19 are learned. I believe education and discussion will be playing a big part in that recovery.”

The Charity Learning Consortium started back in 2001 when eLearning wasn’t widely available to charities, it was just too expensive. CEO and Founder Martin Baker knew charities needed to train their staff and volunteers while keeping their costs down. Hence he created the Charity Learning Consortium, bringing six founding members together to mutually fund and share resources.

Jump to the present and The Charity Learning Consortium has an industry-leading, bespoke learning management system (LMS); professional courseware; and a community of L&D professionals from almost 200 charitable organisations sharing knowledge and expertise – all at a realistic price.

‘Together we are stronger than on our own, and it’s as simple as that.’

Martin Baker, CEO and founder of The Charity Learning Consortium said:

“I’m proud to be supporting UK Charity Week again this year. It’s been quite a year for charities so far, so anything I can do to showcase and support the invaluable work they do is very welcome. Sharing the lessons learned from coronavirus – particularly from rapid, digital transformation – is critical for the sector to recover. Skills are at the heart of this, and I champion the use of cost-effective eLearning to support charity staff and volunteers to continually develop their skills.”

Details of this year’s UK Charity Week Daily Themes include:

Monday: Celebration of Charity

The first day of the week will be a celebration of all things charity; this is your opportunity to shout about your causes’ vital work.

You can do this in whatever format you wish, be that holding an event at your premises, or just setting a series of social media posts to talk about your charity, volunteers and supporters throughout the day. Remember to use the correct hashtag! #UKCharityWeek

Tuesday: Charity Sector Annual Review & Report 2020

After a challenging year for the sector following the international coronavirus pandemic, the Charity Today report will look at the lessons learned and steps needed to safeguard the immediate and long term futures of UK charities.

Wednesday: Charity BIG Bake

One of the campaign favourites! Maybe you fancy yourself as the next Mary Berry? Or, are you the queen of the Victoria Sponge or the king of the Black Forest Gâteau? If so, it’s time to grease your cake tins and pull on your oven mitts, because the #UKCharityWeek Charity Big Bake is back!

Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned show-stopper, you can have a great time hosting your own #UKCharityWeek Charity Big Bake to raise money for your Official Partner Charity. Getting started could not be easier with our recipes and guidance at hand, so you can be sure to make your #UKCharityWeek Charity Big Bake event a great success!

Share your pictures on social media using the hashtags #UKCharityWeek #CharityBIGBake on your posts.

Thursday: Volunteers’ Day

#UKCharityWeek Volunteers’ Day is back! Could you bring together a few friends or colleagues to give a bit of time to a local charity? #UKCharityWeek will be encouraging people to volunteer throughout the day to help one of our Official Partner Charities.

UK Charity Week’s Volunteers’ Day is also an excellent opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations to raise awareness and understanding of the contribution they make to their communities.

Please remember to share pictures of your own local heroes and use the two hashtags #UKCharityWeek #VolunteersDay on your posts.

Friday: UK Charity Week’s Christmas Jumper Day

The hugely-popular #UKCharityWeek Christmas Jumper Day is back again this year on Friday 11th December 2020.

Ask your family, friends, school or colleagues to don their favourite festive knits and donate to your chosen #UKCharityWeek Official Partner Charity.

The Christmas Jumper Days raise thousands of pounds up and down the country every year – let’s see what we can all achieve for 2020!

Again, share your fun pictures on social media using the two hashtags #UKCharityWeek #ChristmasJumperDay on your posts.

Saturday: Charity Today Awards’ Annual Showcase

#UKCharityWeek in association with the Charity Today Awards 2020 will spend the day showcasing all the finalists’ successful year despite the challenges faced by the coronavirus.

Sunday: Fundraising Day

UK Charity Week’s Official Partners will be highlighting their successful fundraising stories from what has clearly been a difficult 2020 for many UK causes.

Find out more at: www.ukcharityweek.co.uk/@UKCharityWeek/ www.facebook.com/UKCharityWeek

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