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What will be happening during #UKCharityWeek?

THROUGHOUT #UKCharityWeek 2018 there will be many charity awareness and fundraising events taking place up, and down the country, we have taken the opportunity to compile a brief list of the official daily themes for #UKCharityWeek 2018.

We invite all of our partner charities, sponsors and Corporate Friends to get involved and raise plenty of money for their respective UK-registered causes while having some fun!

As well as daily activities, there are also opportunities to enter various discussions. Thursday the spotlight will be on mental health including an interview with the campaign founder, and on Sunday, there will also be a discussion about Social Media For Good in which we will take a look back over the last twelve months to see what has been achieved; this is an excellent opportunity to share your own success stories.

Keep up the great work all of you, and thank you for your continued support of the campaign!


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 simply setting a series of social media posts to talk about your charity, volunteers and supporters throughout the day.


Following on from the opening day of celebrations, we turn our attention to some fundraising activities, whereby our Official Partner Charities will be taking part in a special #UKCharityWeek themed quiz. The quiz will provide them with the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for their respective causes while having some fun in the process.

All literature and guidance for the quiz will be contained within the Official Partner Charity Welcome Packs. The quizzes will be administered by the charities themselves and not the organisers of #UKCharityWeek.


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 here!

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 couldn’t be more comfortable with our recipes and guidance, so you can be sure to make your #UKCharityWeek Charity Big Bake event a great success.


The official #UKCharityWeek Charity Sweepstake is a fantastic opportunity to get your friends, family and colleagues involved in supporting your Official Partner Charity’s work.

The official forms will be contained within the Welcome Pack, and later made available for download on a password protected page for our partners.

Sweepstake Guidance

At 3pm on Thursday 6th December 2018 there will be an Exclusive Interview aired on Charity Today with the founder of #UKCharityWeek, Lee Rayment.

Lee has agreed to talk publicly for the first time about his mental health diagnosis of PTSD.

As well as this, throughout the day we will be discussing other aspects of mental health and encouraging everyone to take part and speak up about their own experiences.


The #UKCharityWeek Christmas Jumper Day is back again this year on Friday 7th December 2018.

It’s effortless to get everyone involved – ask your family, school friends or colleagues to don their favourite festive knits and donate to your chosen #UKCharityWeek Official Partner Charity.

Then put the photographs on social media throughout the day, and remember to use the hashtag #UKCharityWeek and our handle @UKCharityWeek.

Last year’s Christmas Jumper Day raised tens of thousands of pounds up and down the country – let’s see what we can achieve for 2018!


On Saturday organisers of #UKCharityWeek will be attending a number of official events that have been organised by our Official Partner Charities and Corporate Friends.

An official #UKCharityWeek concert is being organised for Saturday 7th December 2019.


On Sunday 9th December 2018 we will be looking at how social media has resulted in some lovely outcomes for people. We will be encouraging everyone to share their stories, and of course, we will be taking a look back and sharing a few of our own.