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Double your donation! Latest UK Government ‘Aid Match’ Appeals
26th March 2021

UK Aid Match brings charities, British people and the UK government together to change the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

It means that donations using Charity Vouchers made to any of these appeals will be doubled by money put in by the UK government during the period of the appeal!

The British Asian Trust has launched its ‘If I Can, She Can’ appeal to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on people in the poorest parts of South Asia. (Appeal runs to 31st December)

Traidcraft Exchange’s latest appeal – ‘The Regenerators’ – launched today, helping people across South Asia and Africa set up climate-smart businesses to help improve their incomes and regenerate the land they rely on. (Appeal runs to 7th June)

ActionAid’s ‘She Is The Answer’ appeal aims to put women front and centre of climate change adaptation in Cambodia. (Appeal runs to 4th June)

CBM has launched and appeal to tackle blindness crisis in Zimbabwe. The ‘Light up Lives’ appeal is aiming to raise enough funds to help over 40,000 people in Zimbabwe access treatment for eye-health problems. (Appeal runs to 20th May)

Trócaire, the overseas development charity, has launched the Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021 to highlight the challenges faced by people in South Sudan who have fled their homes because of years of conflict. (Appeal runs to 16th May)

SCIAF’s ‘Wee Box appeal’ focuses on supporting pupils with disabilities in South Sudan
(Appeal runs to 11th May)

The Leprosy Mission has launched ‘The Unconditional Appeal’ to improve access to treatment for those with leprosy in Mozambique. (Appeal runs to 24th April)

To see the most up to date list of appeals go to UK Aid Match news.

To donate your Charity Voucher to any of these appeals go to the Voucher Redemption page of this site, then go to Donate Vouchers Online. Enter your voucher number and value. Then go to ‘Choose Charity from list’ and select ‘Other (specify) and type the name of the appeal you would like to support into the box.

Charity Awareness Days and events in April
18th March 2021

A quick look at some of the charities’ national awareness days and events coming up in April

1st-30th April : Bowel Cancer UK – Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

19th-25th April : MS Trust/MS Society – Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

Charity Awareness Days and events in March
24th February 2021

A quick look at some of the charities’ national awareness days and events coming up in March

1st-7th March : Beat – Eating Disorders Awareness Week

4th March : Student Minds & University Mental Health Advisors Network (UMHAN) – University Mental Health Day

8th March : United Nations – International Women’s Day

1st-31st March : Ovarian Cancer Action – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

1st-31st March : Cancer Research UK – Walk All Over Cancer Month

1st-31st March : Endometriosis UK – Endometriosis Awareness Month

1st-31st March : Brain Tumour Research – Brain Tumour Awareness Month

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look on the ChangeStar ‘Charity Calendar’ at www.changestar.co.uk and at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

Christmas Top 10
24th November 2020

We’ve just had a quick look at the top ten charities our donors supported last Christmas*. Here’s the list…

1 Cancer Research UK
2 Alzheimer’s Research UK
3 Crisis
4 Salvation Army
5 Alzheimer’s Society
6 NSPCC/Childline
7 British Heart Foundation
8 Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF) UK
9 Motor Neurone Disease Association
10 MIND


* Based on the number of vouchers each charity was given.  Who will be in the top ten for 2020?!

New website goes live!
19th November 2020

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve made quite a few changes which we think you’ll like. These include:

Automatic order processing for e-vouchers and printable vouchers. We can now process these orders instantly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!

Updated design: The site uses some of the latest software available. This means that whatever device you’re on – PC, laptop, tablet or phone – the site will still display well. Just as importantly, it also brings the site right up to date with the latest security fixes and features.

Longer expiry: We’re very pleased to announce – coinciding with the launch of the new site – that the standard vouchers will now be valid for two years instead of one year.

Tell us what you think! Please let us know how you find the new site. (Click here to contact us). We’re always keen to hear your feedback, whether you’re a new visitor or someone who’s been using our service for years.

Charity Awareness Days and events in December
11th November 2020

A quick look at some of the charities’ national awareness days and events coming up in December

1st December : Terrence Higgins Trust – World AIDS Day

1st December : Charities Aid Foundation – Giving Tuesday

1st-7th December : Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week

1st-31st December : Bowel Cancer UK – Decembeard

2nd-8th December : The Good Grief Trust – National Grief Awareness Week

3rd December : United Nations – International Day of People with Disabilities

7th-13th December : Charity Today – UK Charity Week

10th December : United Nations – International Human Rights Day

18th December : United Nations – International Migrants Day

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look on the ChangeStar ‘Charity Calendar’ at www.changestar.co.uk and at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

Charity Awareness Days and events in November
17th October 2020

A quick look at some of the charities’ national Awareness Days and events coming up in November.

1st-30th November – Movember Europe: Movember: Men’s Health Awareness Month

1st-30th November – Mouth Cancer Foundation: Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

1st-30th November – Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

1st-30th November – Pancreatic Cancer UK: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

13th November – BBC Children in Need: Children in Need

14th November – Diabetes UK: World Diabetes Day

16th-20th November – Anti-Bullying Alliance: Anti-Bullying Week

17th November – Bliss: World Prematurity Day

19th November – Social Enterprise UK: Social Enterprise Day

25th November – White Ribbon: White Ribbon Day – Stop Family Violence

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look on the ChangeStar ‘Charity Calendar’ at www.changestar.co.uk and at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in October
21st September 2020

A quick look at some of the charities’ national Awareness Days and events coming up in October.

1st – 31st October – Dogs for Good: Dogtober

1st – 31st October – Black History Month UK: Black History Month

5th – 11th October – Hospice UK: Hospice Care Week

9th – 15th October – SANDS: Baby Loss Awareness Week

10th October – MIND: World Mental Health Day 2020

14th – 19th October – First4Adoption: National Adoption Week

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look on the ChangeStar ‘Charity Calendar’ at www.changestar.co.uk and at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in September
18th August 2020

A quick look at some of the charities’ national Awareness Days and events coming up in September.

5th September – United Nations: International Day of Charity

7th September – Blood Pressure UK: Know your numbers! Week 2020

7th-13th September – National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week

10th September – Samaritans: World Suicide Prevention Day

21st September – Alzheimer’s Society: World Alzheimer’s Day 2020

For a more comprehensive list we recommend taking a look on the ChangeStar ‘Charity Calendar’ at www.changestar.co.uk and at the online calendar on the ‘Awareness Days’ website.

£1000 donation to Coronavirus Appeal
5th April 2020

We have just made a donation of £1000 to UK’s National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal to help those most affected by the crisis.

NET is the UK-focussed equivalent of DEC (the international ‘Disasters Emergency Committee’). It was set up in November 2019. NET works collaboratively with a wide range of organisations to ensure the maximum amount of money is raised and that it is distributed securely, effectively, and fairly to those organisations and local charities who can do most to help those in need. In this way the donors know they’re giving specifically to those who need it the most.
Funds raised are being allocated by the UK’s network of local Community Foundations. Individuals and charities should not apply directly to NET for funds but instead should approach the Community Foundation for their area.

The money we have donated is available to be given because, as with all gift vouchers, some Charity Vouchers never get used. Anglia Giving, which runs the Charity Vouchers service, is a not-for-profit company and it uses some of this unused voucher money to help keep the company on a sustainable financial footing so it can continue generating donations for charities in the years ahead. However, we are also able to use some of this money to donate to charities, and we believe that the Coronavirus Appeal is something that most people who use the Charity Vouchers service will be glad to see us supporting at this difficult time.