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31st October 2018

Take part in the #givingtuesday movement with FFL this November

Can you join Friends for Leisure and take part in the #givingtuesday movement this November?

Tuesday 27th November is Giving Tuesday – a global movement which aims to encourage people to give to charities or causes they care about. It aims to be an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (23rd and 26th Nov), the busiest days of the year for online shopping. For one day charities are asking people to think of others in the run up to Christmas, and Friends for Leisure are asking YOU if you could ‘give a day your way’ to help support disabled children and young people.

 

What does this mean though? We hope that you will make a donation to Friends for Leisure to the value of something specific on Tuesday 27th November. For example:

  • You could give your morning Starbucks coffee a miss that day and donate the £3 to FFL
  • You might make your own lunch rather than buy it from a café or restaurant and donate that £5 to FFL on the 27th November

  • Love chocolate? Fight those cravings on Giving Tuesday and go without so that you can share those £ to FFL instead 🙂
  • You could donate the cost of a pack of Christmas cards you might have bought on Tuesday 27th – why not send e-cards instead this year?

  • Share your savings from Black Friday and Cyber Monday with FFL!
  • Some supporters are planning to give an hour’s pay to FFL

  

We’d love you to come up with your own ideas too! Whatever you are up for, we will be so grateful for your support.

Anyone can take part and there’s no need to sign up. Just choose your way to give something and then make your donation via our special Giving Tuesday web page on Virgin Money Giving, our new online fundraising site:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/GivingTuesdayFFL

Make sure you tell us about what you’re doing, we want to celebrate it! Use the hashtags #GiveaDay / #GiveItYourWay / #GivingTuesday / #Friendsforleisure on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram…

So get it in your diary – Tuesday 27th November. One day to make a world of difference.

For further information contact Claire Addis, Fundraising Co-ordinator, on 01260 275333 or email her at claire@friendsforleisure.org.uk 

To find out more about Giving Tuesday visit www.givingtuesday.org.uk