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Charity Awareness Days and events in June
17th May 2022

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

1st – 6th June : NCVO and others – Volunteers Week

2nd – 5th June : Eden Project – Jubilee Big Lunch

6th – 12th June : Cycling UK – National Bike Week

14th – 17th June : British Nutrition Foundation – Healthy Eating Week

16th June : Various – National Clean Air Day

20th – 26th June : Together for Short Lives – Children’s Hospice Week

21st – 26th June : British Lung Foundation – Love Your Lungs Week

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

Charity Awareness Days and events in May
18th April 2022

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

3rd – 5th May : Anaphylaxis Campaign – Anaphylaxis Awareness Week

7th – 8th May : SPAB – National Mills Weekend

10th – 16th May : Mental Health Foundation – Mental Health Awareness Week

10th – 22nd May : The Fostering Network – Foster Care Fortnight

16th – 22nd May : The Vegetarian Society – National Vegetarian Week

28th May : The Hunger Project – World Hunger Day

31st May : Melanoma UK – Melanoma BRAF Awareness Day

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

Charity Awareness Days and events in April
18th March 2022

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

1st – 30th April : Autism Together – Autism Acceptance Month

11th April : Parkinson’s UK – Parkinson’s Awareness Day

25th April – 1st May : MS Society – MS Awareness Week

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

Donating to support Ukraine
28th February 2022

The following UK Registered Charities are already playing an active role in supporting Ukraine and/or Ukrainian refugees from the war. They all have specific appeals for funds for this crisis.  This is just a small selection and is not meant to represent every UK charity now working to help Ukrainians.

To donate to any of these appeals using your Charity Voucher, go to ‘Redeem Vouchers‘ and then, on the donation form where it says ‘Choose Charity From List’, select ‘Other (Specify)’ and type the name of the charity in the box and then type Ukraine Appeal after that.

Disasters Emergency Committee: By donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, you’ll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million, meaning your support will go even further.

British Red Cross: As the security situation allows, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will continue to respond to existing and emerging humanitarian needs. The Red Cross has supported people affected by this conflict for years and this will not stop now. Your donation could help someone affected get: food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes, shelter. Your donation will mean that the Red Cross can reach even more people in desperate need.

Save The Children: The war in Ukraine is forcing children and families in major cities into basements and bomb shelters to escape explosions. Children have already lived through eight years of conflict, enduring violence, shelling, and being displaced from their homes. Many families forced to flee will require help with their shelter, food, and clean water needs. Save The Children are working quickly to assess what support children and families need and is ready to provide life-saving aid. Help children facing violence in Ukraine and around the world – Donate now to the Emergency Fund.
How is Save The Children helping support Ukraine?
* Distributing essential humanitarian aid to children and their families
* Delivering winter and hygiene kits
* Providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs like food, rent and medicines
* Providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education
* Working to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of conflict

UNICEF: UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to deliver life-saving programmes for children as well as deliver safe drinking water in areas heavily impacted by the conflict. UNICEF executive director Catherine M. Russell said in a statement: “UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children. “This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas; prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies as close as possible to communities near the line of contact; and working with municipalities to ensure there is immediate help for children and families in need. “UNICEF-supported mobile teams are also providing psychosocial care to children traumatised by the chronic insecurity.”

UN Refugee Agency: The UN Refugee Agency is working with local authorities and other partners in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance when needed. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the UN Refugee Agency is “working with the authorities, UN and other partners in Ukraine and is ready to provide humanitarian assistance wherever necessary and possible”.

British-Ukrainian Aid: “As the full-scale war escalates, stand with Ukraine now! Please help those in urgent need of items for immediate emergency, medical supplies, first aid kits, transportation & critical services. We raise funds to provide immediate, direct support. Charity Registration No. 1164472”

Updated 1/3/22

Charity Awareness Days and events in March
11th February 2022

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

3rd March : Student Minds & UMHAN – University Mental Health Day

6th – 12th March : UK Says No More – No More Week

9th March : NHS/British Heart Foundation – No Smoking Day

7th – 13th March : Cultivation Street – Cultivation Street Week

18th March : Comic Relief – Red Nose Day

21st – 31st March : Sustrans – The Big Walk and Wheel

26th March : Epilepsy UK – Purple Day

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

Extra hours for Christmas
16th December 2021

Due to the recent increase in demand for Charity Vouchers we are glad to say that our office will now be operating on Saturday 17th December from 9am-6pm.

Anglia Giving registers with Fundraising Regulator
18th October 2021

We’re delighted to announce that Anglia Giving, the not-for-profit company which runs the Charity Vouchers service, is now registered with the Fundraising Regulator.

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It was established in 2016, replacing the Fundraising Standards Board. The Regulator promotes best practice in fundraising, in order to protect donors but also to support the vital work of fundraisers. It works in partnership with other regulators and representative bodies in the charitable and fundraising sectors to build public confidence and ensure consistent fundraising standards across the UK.

Registration for organisations like ours is voluntary, and requires payment of an annual fee. However, we believe it is important to support the Regulator, and that registration demonstrates our commitment to adhere to best fundraising practice.

To visit the Fundraising Regulator’s website, please click here.

Charity Awareness Days and events in November
15th October 2021

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

1st-30th November : Movember Europe – Movember

3rd November : Rethink Mental Illness – National Stress Awareness Day

15th-19th November : Anti-Bullying Alliance – One Kind Word : Anti-Bullying Week

15th-21st November : Brake – Road Safety Week

15th-21st November : Alcohol Change UK – Alcohol Awareness Week

19th November : United Nations – World Toilet Day

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

Charity Awareness Days and events in October
17th September 2021

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

October 1 – October 31 : Breast Cancer Care – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1 – October 31 : Macmillan Cancer Support – Go Sober For October

October 1 – October 31 : Various – Black History Month

3 – 10 October : Dyspraxia Foundation – Dyspraxia Awareness Week

4 – 8 October : The Backcare Charity – BackCare Awareness Week

11 – 15 October : Tissue Viability Society – Legs Matter Week

11 – 17 October : Malnutrition Task Force – UK Malnutrition Awareness Week

18 – 23 October : First4Adoption – National Adoption Week

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

Charity Awareness Days and events in September
16th August 2021

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

1st – 30th September : Blood Cancer UK – Blood Cancer Awareness Month

5th September : United Nations – International Day of Charity

5th – 11th September : The Migraine Trust – Migraine Awareness Week

6th – 12th September : Blood Pressure UK – Know Your Numbers Week

7th September : Stem4 – Youth Mental Health Day

20th – 26th September : NHS Blood and Transplant – Organ Donation Week

1st – 30th September : The Butler Trust – Thank you #HiddenHeroes 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.