THOUSANDS of people around the UK took part in the national #UKCharityWeek celebrations last week.
The annual charity awareness campaign galvanised the country as people took part in everything from baking events to Christmas Jumper days.
Official Partner Charities made the most of the fundraising opportunities afforded to them by the resources of the campaign, and the awareness opportunities were maximised by charities all over the UK as the hashtag once again trended consistently throughout the week.
#UKCharityWeek Founder Lee Rayment said:
“We have been overwhelmed by the kindness of people. From the very first day to the last seconds of the campaign, it brought people together and got them behind some fantastic causes.
“I don’t think it could have gone any better! So next week I’ll have the team turn their attention to 2019 as we look to find new innovative ways to bring the charities and the public closer together.
“Thank you, everybody, for your support; in particular our sponsors For Good Causes, our Corporate Friends and of course, the Official Partner Charities and members of the public. I wish all readers a very merry Christmas and a very, very happy and healthy 2019!”
For more information or to register as an Official Partner Charity for #UKCharityWeek 2019, please click here.
Here are just a selection of the tens of thousands of Social Media posts made during #UKCharityWeek 2018.
We've been proud to champion #UKCharityWeek this year and celebrate and support the amazing work of charities throughout the country https://t.co/WUxB2zBx6L by @charity_today @UKCharityWeek #MondayMotivation #MondayMorning
— Sideways 6 (@Sideways6Ideas) December 10, 2018
— Grand Theatre (@Grand_Theatre) December 10, 2018
— Ormiston Families (@ormistonfamily) December 10, 2018
After our first ever #UKCharityWeek, i can confirm that we have raised £1,847.48 towards our Christmas appeal so far! Thank you to everyone who took part or contributed to our cause. There is still time to #donate or #GetInvolved! https://t.co/R9uGqoEKNF #charity #FestiveFriday pic.twitter.com/Z9G5XobPPZ
— ROH Charitable Fund (@FundRoh) December 7, 2018
Thank you! We are so happy to have been involved! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well.
— Harris Hill (@HarrisHillJobs) December 10, 2018
— Garbutt + Elliott (@Garbutt_Elliott) December 10, 2018
The end of #UKCharityWeek – thanks to @UKCharityWeek for organising & to every charity / voluntary organisation, the volunteers & staff who invest so much into people & community. #MerryChristmas https://t.co/mN155f0Gfw pic.twitter.com/mSjt3h0G7U
— CNI Network (@cninet) December 9, 2018
— Action Medical Research (@actionmedres) December 9, 2018
— MCKS Charitable Foundation UK (@MCKSCFUK) December 8, 2018
We're pleased that we're an official partner of #UKCharityWeek: https://t.co/VQLJuL2Qxt – get behind your favourite #charities and pay it forward today. Find out how to support ACT here: https://t.co/lwaq7IFeWb – #donations, #fundraising, #volunteering – it's all a massive help pic.twitter.com/Z4QMrcbdYo
— AngliaCareTrust (@AngliaCareTrust) December 8, 2018
— IE (@iedesign) December 7, 2018
— Scottish Cot Death Trust (@CotDeathTrust) December 7, 2018
A very kind message from @BeingBoycie for our founder and the team. Thank you very much John Challis for your support of #UKCharityWeek.#charitytuesday #boycie #onlyfoolsandhorses #greengreengrass pic.twitter.com/y2qnI62LkW
— UK Charity Week – #UKCharityWeek❤️ (@UKCharityWeek) August 22, 2018
— Internet Watch Foundation (@IWFhotline) December 7, 2018
— firstname.lastname@example.org (@Me2club) December 7, 2018
Amazingly courageous interview by @lbrayment sharing his challenges. What a self-less thing to do to share such a personal story in the hope it may help others #UKCharityWeek
— For Good Causes (@ForGoodCausesUK) December 7, 2018