5 ways to support UK Charity Week
UK Charity Week raises awareness for people in need across the nation: Read about how you can help raise awareness and support charities this week.
What is UK Charity Week?
During the Christmas period, statistically people are at their most giving; UK Charity Week offers an opportunity for the people of the UK to have fundraising for charities as a national agenda.
#UKCharityWeek is designed to raise awareness for those in need at this time of year. The week always begins on the first full week of December; for this year it’s 4th – 10th December 2017.
Charities across the UK will be organising various events, ranging from Santa Runs to Cathedral Carol Concerts. To find out more about what each charity is doing head to twitter and check out @Charity_Today and @UKCharityWeek
The Ocean Brothers
Raise awareness and support those doing extraordinary things for UK Charity Week.
This week, the Ocean Brothers Greg and Jude are using UK Charity Week to raise money for The British Skin Foundation. Next year they will take on the Atlantic Ocean by rowing 3,000 miles in aid of raising £100,000 for the skin cancer awareness charity.
Follow their success on twitter and join their fundraising events, or simply donate towards their £100,000 goal.
Sick Children’s Trust
In London this week there are numerous charity carol services taking place across the city.
Tickets are still available for the Sick Children’s Trust Charity Carol Service taking place in central London, Marylebone tomorrow night.
Sick Children’s Trust is asking for you to join the Christmas Carol Service in aid of raising money to help keep families and sick children together during the Christmas holidays.
As an official partner of UK Charity Week, Sick Children’s Trust provides ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support to families of sick children in hospital.
London Santa Run
Fancy running for charity? This weekend Battersea Park’s pavements will become a sea of red and white Santa costumes once again for this year’s London Santa Run.
Last weekend VHR took part in London’s Santa Dash in Clapham Common to raise money for sick children in Great Ormond Street’s hospital; this weekend however, another race takes part in Battersea Park in aid of raising money for the charity Get Kids Going.
Get Kids Going are a London based charity committed to working with young wheelchair bound people helping them enjoy a fully mobile and sporting life.
There’s still a chance to register and sign up to run in the London Santa Run this weekend, click here to support.
Walk Home for Christmas
Commit to UK Charity Week fundraising by Walking Home for Christmas for those who have served us.
Walking home for Christmas is a charity supporting those who have served in the military, ex-service men and women who have suffered both physical and mental disabilities since returning home to the UK.
The charity hopes to raise a quarter of a million pounds which will enable the charity to change the lives of more than 400 men and women.
Walking With The Wounded is asking the British public to do any sort of sponsored walk between Friday 8th – Sunday 17th December.
Sign up to raise money by visiting their website, where you will receive a Santa hat and a fundraising pack.
The Captain’s Ride
Last month, VHR’s Danny Brooks took part in The Captain’s Ride, a cycling tour that stretches across different areas of Australia year to year, in support of the Steve Waugh Foundation; this year, Danny and the team cycled across the Australian island, Tasmania.
The Steve Waugh Foundation’s (SWF) mission is to enhance the lives of families and children effected by rare diseases. SWF provides life-changing support and an improvement in quality of life for children and young adults (ages 0-25).
Danny completed the tour with an emotional finish, stating that “within our teams and across the board we’ve made a lot of new friendships, and are proud to have raised much-needed funds raised for a great cause in the Steve Waugh Foundation.”
The tour may be over, but the donating continues until Danny has reached his target. Having reached 58% already, Danny would love and appreciate your backing throughout this week, in aid of supporting UK Charity Week.
VHR support a number of charities and contribute towards numerous fundraising events.
Earlier this year, VHR held a Bake Off Cake Sale in the London HQ and raised an amazing £200.00 for Macmillan Cancer Trust.
Keep in touch with the latest news from VHR and continue to support our charity events.
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