Charity Today (published by Region Media Group) was founded with the aim of giving UK charities, fundraisers and supporters a national platform to promote their charitable activities. For its annual campaign #UKCharityWeek, we spoke to Lee Rayment, founder of the campaign, editor of Charity Today and tenant at our Peterborough Future Business Centre.
He tells us about the impact of the campaign and how people can get involved this week.
What is UK Charity Week?
#UKCharityWeek is designed to give charities the opportunity to raise awareness and fundraising at a time of the year when people are statistically at their most giving. It is always held within the first full week of December, and this year is taking place between 3-9 December.
What has the campaign achieved so far?
The campaign has raised £ millions up and down the country, and last year was trending above the then peaking topic Brexit on social media (92,000,000 timeline deliveries throughout the week).
How has being a tenant at Allia’s Future Business Centre in Peterborough helped to support Charity Today?
The centre has given us nothing but support from day one. From the moment we walked through the door Allia staff were very supportive, and that has continued. It’s an excellent environment for professionals to work, meet, and to do business within.
What is taking place during the week this year?
A lot of our official partner charities and corporate friends all over the UK will be running awareness and fundraising events – these include Just4Children, The Disabilities Trust, the Mental Health Foundation and The UK Sepsis Trust. We tend to put together some guidance and they run with themes such as: charities sharing and promoting stories about their impact, a themed quiz and Big Bake, all culminating in a winning Charity of the Year being announced on the Friday. To find out more about the campaign, visit www.charitytoday.co.uk.
How can charities and businesses get involved?
That’s an easy one! Companies can become corporate friends of UK Charity Week, by clicking here to register.
Charities can also become official partner charities by clicking here to register.