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Do One Thing on Global Giving day

Do One Thing on Global Giving day

Published on Friday, 27 November 2015

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The global social media charity drive #GivingTuesday is set to take Northern Ireland by storm on Tuesday, December 1st and AWARE will be part of it!

Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement that started four years ago as a response to the spending splurge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It has been supported by The White House, Bill Gates, Hugh Jackman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lopez, Ringo Starr, Kevin Bacon, Heidi Klum, Helen Mirren, David Tennant,  Tom Daley, Facebook and Google to name a few.

#GivingTuesday has now swept across the globe creating an international day of giving. It is estimated that one in three people will give to charity on Tuesday.

Last year the first #GivingTuesdayNI was embraced by groups across Northern Ireland in a bid to raise cash, find volunteers and to improve awareness of the great charitable work being done by so many people, in so many places.

This Giving Tuesday AWARE are asking people to Do One Thing by donating £5 to AWARE and help change the lives of people affected by depression across Northern Ireland.

All you have to do is text the words ‘ADDA15 £5’ to 70070.

With just three donations of £5 we could pay for one young person to have our Mood Matters in Young People programme delivered to them in school.

AWARE will also be at the Giving Tree in Belfast’s Christmas Market on Wednesday, December 2 from 12noon to 3pm. AWARE will use the Giving Tree to support our DOT campaign (Do One Thing) – you are invited to come along and make your own pledge to volunteer, donate or simply do something for yourself – whether it be relaxing, meeting with friends, taking some exercise or doing something you enjoy.

Write your pledge on one of the beautiful Giving Tree baubles and hang it on Belfast’s Giving Tree. AWARE staff will be there to help you!

#GivingTuesdayNI is being co-ordinated by Giving Northern Ireland and The Charities Aid Foundation and last year saw a high profile campaign with creative activity from a range of charities.

“#GivingTuesdayNI is a chance to stop and think about those who are less fortunate and to support all the hard work being done by so many great charities. Follow your heart and give to whatever charity you feel strongly about. It’s not only about giving money – you can volunteer your time or skills to help and also share the #GivingTuesdayNI message online,” said Sandara Kelso-Robb, Strategic Advisor with Giving Northern Ireland.

For more information on #GivingTuesdayNI go to www.givingnorthernireland.org.uk.

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