by Kiran Purewal | 2 December 2019
This week is UK Charity Week which takes place from Monday 6 December to Friday 10 December 2021. I know this time of year is always quite expensive, and over ‘Black Friday’ weekend there is a copious amount of spending across the nation in the lead up to Christmas. Here are some ideas of things that you can do to give something back, either as an individual or collectively as a business.
One positive result of doing something as a business is that you make more of an impact for the charitable cause without an individual breaking the bank.
Any fundraising efforts for charities will always be welcomed. You can go for a walk, run or bike ride and ask people to sponsor you. Here at Sellick Partnership, we always encourage our employees to get involved and do what they can for charity. In 2020, a few of our colleagues logged their steps in Strava and collectively walked or ran a marathon, which is 26 miles!
Reverse advent calendar:
Every day until Christmas, you put a non-perishable food item into a box. When you then have 24 items in the box, you can then donate this to a food bank and they can present this to a family to help them in January, often a really long and frugal month for those on low income.
A general knowledge quiz always goes down really well and it’s a fun and lively way to raise some quick funds for a charitable cause. I would advise doing an email quiz, and asking everyone taking part to give a small donation! Remember to offer some sort of prize! Chocolates usually go down well for us here at Sellick Partnership.
With COVID-19 still lurking around, like last year, many will choose to again do their Christmas shopping online. If you choose to order anything from Amazon you can set up a Smile account with them, which means anything you purchase, Amazon will donate a fraction of the cost to your chosen charity. There is no extra cost to you and it means you can continue to support local charities. It is really easy to set up, all you need to do is head to https://smile.amazon.co.uk and log in with your usual details, from there you can choose a charity to support.
These are just a small selection of ideas and we’re always keen to hear of any new and innovative fundraising ideas so please do get in touch if you have any to share. Likewise, if you decide to try any of these out, we’d love to hear some feedback on how you got on. And please remember, #UKCharityWeek starts today, so get your thinking caps on and do something worthwhile!
Alternatively you can find out more about us and the CSR initiatives that we support here.