Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day | 11th May

Today celebrates ‘Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day’, where people are encouraged to donate the equivalent of their day’s wage to a charity of their choice.

Usually celebrated on the second Wednesday in March, the day aims to encourage people to become involved with various charities, both through financial aid or volunteering for the day.

So who will your chosen charity be? Check out some of the fantastic things you can get involved in below.

Jo's Cervical Cancer TrustTake Steps for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Join Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and take steps towards a future free from cervical cancer. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. Cervical cancer is a preventable illness and yet every year in the UK 3,000 women face a potentially life threatening cervical cancer diagnosis and 1,000 women lose their lives; that’s 3 women every single day.

The Gherkin in LondonThe Gherkin Challenge 2016

Want to get an amazing 360 degree view of London, a glass of champagne (or juice) and raise money for The NSPCC? By supporting this event, your donation will make sure that when a child needs a helping hand, people are there to support them through it. You can help children rebuild their lives, and find ways to prevent it ruining anymore.

The pink Refuge logo (an open hand) in whiteJoin Refuge’s London 10,000 campaign run

Since 1971, Refuge has led a campaign against domestic violence and supports 3,700 women and children who have been through the terrible experience. Prior to 1971, domestic violence was seen as a ‘private matter’ to be dealt with behind closed doors and for people not to help or support. However, Refuge disagreed with this and decided to support women and children, helping them to regain control of their lives and move forward.

big sister, girls out loud logo featuredAre you ready to be an inspiration? Become a ‘big sister’ with Girls Out Loud

Girls Out Loud are looking for big sisters to work with a group of girls from Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School in Rhyl, North Wales. Their core programme is a 12 month mentoring programme for 14 year old girls called Big Sister. Here they recruit and train women from all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds to be a mentor to a young girl for a year.

Alison Simpson
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