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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.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in February
18th January 2020

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

1st-29th February – Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK: Raynaud’s Awareness Month

4th February – Cancer Research UK: World Cancer Day

3rd-9th February – Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

3rd-9th February – British Tinnitus Association: Tinnitus Week

3rd-9th February – Place2Be: Children’s Mental Health Week

11th February – UK Safer Internet Centre: Safer Internet Day

6th February – Mind and Rethink Mental Illness: Time to Talk Day

24th February-1st March – NEDA: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

24th February-8th March – Fair Trade Foundation: Fair Trade Fortnight

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 January
14th December 2019

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

1st-31st January – Alcohol Concern Dry January

11th January – Paget’s Association Paget’s Awareness Day

20th-26th January – Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

26th January – LEPRA World Leprosy Day

30th January – Carers Trust Young Carers Awareness 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.

Our Christmas donations for #GivingTuesday
3rd December 2019

Some Charity Vouchers get used on the same day they’re given, others get used after a few weeks, or even a few months later. However, as with all gift vouchers, some Charity Vouchers never get used at all. Anglia Giving, which runs the Charity Vouchers service, is a not-for-profit company and it uses some of this unused money to help keep the company operating viably so that it continues to able to generate more donations for charities in the years ahead. However, we are also able to use some of this money to donate to charities. So, today, as our way of marking #GivingTuesday*, we are delighted to be making donations of £1000 to Cancer Research UK, currently the most popular charity among our donors, £1000 to Mind – the national mental health charity, and £1000 to the UK homelessness charity, Crisis. In the past we have been able to make donations to a wide variety of other leading UK charities and we look forward to doing so again in 2020.

* ‘Giving Tuesday’ is the Tuesday after so-called ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’. In contrast to these two days of frenzied consumerism, Giving Tuesday was established to be a global day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. It is a day where everyone, everywhere is particularly encouraged to do something to support the good causes that mean a lot to them. It might be volunteering time; donating money; sharing skills; donating goods, food, or clothes; organising a community event such as a street or park clean-up or even a coffee morning. The list really is endless. It is a day to encourage as many people as possible to give back by supporting a cause close to their heart or doing something good for the local community or someone in need in this ‘season of goodwill to all’.

Charity Awareness Days and Events in December
19th November 2019

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-31st December : Bowel Cancer UK Decembeard

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

3rd December : United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

10th December : United Nations Human Rights Day

1st-31st 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.

National Emergencies Trust launched today
7th November 2019

The National Emergencies Trust (NET) is a new independent charity that will act as a domestic version of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) by coordinating support for emergencies in England and Wales. The National Emergencies Trust will collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at times of domestic disaster.

Victims often find it difficult to know who to turn to in the tragic aftermath of a national emergency. The Trust will be there for those people, to facilitate a single point of contact to apply for help with a simple application process. Financial awards can be made to victims quickly and efficiently, avoiding the bureaucracy of multiple applications. It should also help use money more effectively and minimise fraud.

Visit NET at nationalemergenciestrust.org.uk

Charity Awareness Days and Events in November
16th October 2019

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

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

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

11th – 15th November – Anti-Bullying Alliance: Anit-Bullying Week

14th November – Diabetes UK: World Diabetes Day

15th November – BBC Children in Need: Children in Need

17th November – Bliss: World Prematurity 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
18th September 2019

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

1st-31st October – Breast Cancer Now : Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

10th October – MIND : World Mental Health Day

12th October – Hospice UK : World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

18th October – Human Trafficking Foundation : Anti-Slavery Day

14th-20th 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.