What is #UKCharityWeek?
#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, and at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving.
#UKCharityWeek is always held within the first full week of December, which in the case of 2018 is 3rd-9th December.
For Good Causes sponsor #UKCharityWeek 2018.
How does #UKCharityWeek work?
Whether you are an individual, a charity, a business, or a school, there is an important and exciting role for you to play throughout this fantastic week of charity!
We welcome all UK charities that are registered with either the UK, Northern Ireland or Scottish Charity Commissions to become Official Partner Charities of #UKCharityWeek. We work with many different types of charity partners from local hospices to international humanitarian aid agencies.
No UK-registered charity is left behind.
There are many benefits of becoming an Official Partner Charity, all of which can be found by clicking here, likewise if you want to register now to become an Official Partner Charity for 2019 you can do so by clicking here.
Companies & Business Entities
As a Corporate Friend, you will be publicly demonstrating your support for this unique nationally acclaimed charity campaign.
It is an independent campaign and relies entirely on its users and supporters.
For an annual payment of £180.00, your organisation will receive numerous benefits.
All Corporate Friends will also be the first to hear about any sponsorship opportunities that meet the aims and objectives of your organisation.
Members of the Public
From hosting a bake sale to running a marathon, the fundraising efforts of the public are vital to supporting our nation’s charities and causes. Push yourself to your limits, achieve an incredible personal goal and support an Official Partner Charity of #UKCharityWeek.
If you are unable to undertake an activity, then that does not stop you from taking part! Simply follow @UKCharityWeek on social media and share the posts from your favourite causes, and it costs you nothing, but raises vital awareness!
This year we want schools across the UK to take part in both fundraising and awareness activities, and to teach children the very concept of giving and being kind.
Are you not sure what you can do to help? Download your free fundraising resources now by clicking here! The page is packed with ideas, inspiration and much more for you to print off!
Emergency Services & Governmental Institutions
Police, Fire and Ambulances services up and down the country are encouraged to hold their fundraising and awareness activities. Many departments hold events like open days, coffee mornings, sponsored car washes and more.
Government officials at both national and local levels use their public positions and office to raise awareness of charity events, causes and community projects.
History of #UKCharityWeek
The roots of #UKCharityWeek date back to the formation of the Charity Today publication back in 2010. It was at this time that things began to snowball, thanks to the initiative of the current Executive Editor of Charity Today, Mr Lee Rayment, who went on to found this fantastic campaign.
Mr Rayment pulled together hundreds of charity executives to sell them the concept of collaboration being the way forward in this modern digital era. With many sceptical and seemingly carrying what Rayment described as ‘a degree of brand-ego’ in their approach, i.e. charities not wanting to work with ‘rivals’, he was eager to prove any doubters wrong and show them that this can be done with good effect.
In the months ahead he devised initial plans, visited numerous charities and galvanised those he felt were genuinely behind the campaign’s objectives.
From then things began to escalate very quickly as the charities started to grow in confidence and draw up their events and activities to undertake during the week.
Now years down the line, millions of pounds have been raised for good causes all over the UK, and we now have a campaign that is admired and participated in by tens of thousands of people around the country every year.
What are the statistics for #UKCharityWeek?
Statistics come in many forms, but these Twitter stats should give you an idea about the scale of the campaign, and its reach.
Last year’s message was loud and clear!
#UKCharityWeek founder urges the nation to stay kind and get behind their favourite #charities. Speaking ahead of the 2017 campaign Lee Rayment said; "This week is a great opportunity to knock hate down a peg or two, and spread the love and work of good people." pic.twitter.com/BrpNAY7s0B
— #UKCharityWeek❤️ (@UKCharityWeek) December 3, 2017
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