Giving Tuesday

Wednesday 21 November 2018

The Shakespeare Hospice has announced it is taking part in this year’s #givingtuesday campaign on 27 November. The campaign, which began in America, is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Cyber Monday and Black Friday, and aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas. The Charities Aid Foundation brought #givingtuesday to the UK three years ago.

The Shakespeare Hospice which recently announced an urgent campaign to raise £500,000 to allow it to continue meeting the increasing demand of the local population, is reminding people that there are many easy ways to help by giving a donation.

Angie Arnold, CEO of The Shakespeare Hospice said,

“This #givingtuesday we are asking our community to support us to make a real difference to patients and their families that need our services.

It is so easy to set up Regular Giving by visiting or a one-off donation of £5 can be made by *texting ‘tshdonate5’ from their mobile device to 70500.”

Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations. An estimated 4.5 million people in Britain also did something to support a good cause on the day.

In 2017, more charities and brands than ever are backing the day, including hundreds of local charities.  It has also garnered support from leading celebrities including: Richard Branson, Cara Delivigne and Tom Daley.

Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF, said:

“The aim of #givingtuesday is to get people thinking about others this Christmas and doing little things that can make a big difference. It could be donating money to charity, volunteering in your community, or something as simple as offering to help a neighbour.

“If we all do something small this #givingtuesday, it could make a real difference to millions of people”

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