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#charitytuesday: Crisis at Christmas

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Crisis at Christmas is a lifeline for thousands of homeless people across the UK, offering support, companionship and vital services over the festive period. 4,594 guests came to Crisis at Christmas 2015 in London, Birmingham, Coventry, Edinburgh and Newcastle combined.

Crisis at Christmas provides immediate help for homeless people at a critical time – sadly, one in four homeless people spends Christmas alone.

Each year hundreds of our amazing volunteers not only selflessly give their time to give a Christmas to homeless people, but also take the opportunity to get sponsored for their shifts and therefore raise money for not only the Christmas appeal but also year-round services. Over the last seven years these volunteers have raised in excess of half a million pounds – a testament to their extraordinary dedication to ending homelessness.

How you can help

  • You can donate £10.00 to help someone towards a brighter new year
  • Donate £22.32 to reserve a place at Crisis at Christmas for someone who wouldn’t otherwise have a Christmas
  • Or donate £223.20 to reserve a whole table at Crisis at Christmas, giving ten people a Christmas

Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraising page to try and raise as much as possible for this fantastic campaign.

Royalty descending The Shard

Earlier this week HRH The Duke of York strapped himself in and abseiled down The Shard in London.

Raising money for The Outward Bound Trust and The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, The Duke of York descended from the 87th to 20th floor.

As Chairman of Trustees at The Outward Bound Trust, The Duke of York is heavily involved with the work the Trust undertakes to give young people challenges through adventure, while as part of the Royal Navy, The Royal Marines have a close connection with The Duke.

The Shard event has already raised over £1.5 million, with the fundraising page for the Duke of York raising an incredible £312,000 for the two charities. There is still plenty of time to donate to his page.

 

Alesha Dixon’s special birthday present

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon turns 34 on 7 October, and this year has pledged her birthday to UK animal charity OneKind. The singer and TV celebrity is a long-standing supporter of the charity, and was keen to sign up for the One Day for OneKind appeal, which aims to raise £1 million.

OneKind is asking animal lovers to pledge one special day – their birthday – to a new education programme, so that future generations of children understand how to treat animals with kindness and compassion.

By 2020, OneKind wants to visit all 21,000 primary schools in the UK, to talk directly to 4.9 million children and inspire them to change the world for animals.

Alesha is asking friends, fans and family to donate to her Virgin Money Giving page  to help launch this appeal. OneKind will announce how much has been raised by Alesha on her birthday.

Alesha is also asking everyone to follow her example and donate their own birthday to OneKind.

She said, “The welfare of animals is something I’m extremely passionate about, and the mistreatment of animals is something that should be of great concern to us all.

I am proud to give up one day to help children understand the importance of animal welfare, and by doing so make a positive long-term improvement to animals’ lives.

If people are being asked what gift they would like for their birthday, I hope they will also consider asking their friends and family to make donation to this wonderful appeal. Even if your birthday has passed for this year, I would urge you to pledge for next year. Together we can make real difference.”

To pledge your birthday just visit onekind.org/take_action/fundraising/onekind_birthday/, telephone 0131 225 6039 or email communities@onekind.org to register.


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