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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.

Covid-19 Notice
24th March 2020

We are pleased to say that we hope to be able to continue operating a near-normal service throughout this difficult time.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in April
18th March 2020

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 – Stress Management Society: Stress Awareness Month

11th April – Parkinson’s UK: Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2020

20th-26th April – World Health Organisation: World Immunisation Week

20th-26th April – MS Society: MS Awareness Week 2020

24th April – Meningitis Now: World Meningitis Day 2020

25th April – Malaria No More UK: World Malaria 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.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in March
17th February 2020

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

1st March – LifeSIGNS: Self-Injury Awareness Day

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

5th March: University Mental Health Day

9th – 15th March – Action on Salt: National Salt Awareness Day

21st March – Down’s Syndrome Association: Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

22nd March – Mother’s Day: (how about a Charity Voucher instead of flowers this year?!)

26th March – Epilepsy Society: Purple 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.