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EVERY year, Celebration Day marks the start of UK Charity Week. The day celebrates all things charity and acknowledges the challenges and successes the causes have experienced throughout the last twelve months.

Charities are urged to get their teams together for a social celebration with many sharing celebratory team pictures on social media.

As we fast approach the season of giving, Give 5 Day presents an opportunity for people to support their favourite causes in numerous different ways.

The top 5 popular choices are:

• Donate £5 to charity
• Volunteer for five hours
• Give five social media shares to a charity
• Five social media ‘shoutouts’
• Five expressions of gratitude to colleagues

What will your five gifts be?

CHARITY Big Bake is one of the week’s most engaging and popular activities.

Whether your name is Xavi Donnay, head pastry chef at the three-star Michelin Lasarte restaurant in Barcelona or chief bingo caller Evelyn Smith from the local community club, there’s one thing that unites most of us – cake!

Charity BIG Bake is a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for charitable causes by organising bake sales at work or school.

You can also use these sales to hand out charity literature and raise further awareness of the cause.

Many people document their Charity BIG Bakes on social media from setup to the first and last sales of the day. There are also posters available to share totals raised.

VOLUNTEERS play a significant role in charities sharing their knowledge and expertise to further the charity. They often give up many hours of their time, over many years, without financial reward.

Volunteers’ Day is an opportunity for the charities to mark the contributions and efforts made by their vital volunteers.

Many make presentations of gifts like flowers and chocolates, while some gift hampers. They take photographs presenting the gifts and share them on social media and news releases.

PYJAMA Day launches in 2022 to replace UK Charity Week’s Christmas Jumper Day that first started in 2012.

Speaking about the change, UK Charity Week Founder Lee Rayment said:

“There are reasons for replacing UK Charity Week’s Christmas Jumper Day with Pyjama Day. I am not keen on the Christmas Jumper concept. I see people buying a new jumper every year, wearing it a couple of times and dumping them. People in the UK are not aware of how significant this problem is. Even if people buy a new set every year, pyjamas are a purchase that can be used to their maximum. 

“I think people will become more creative, and the fun factor will lift a little!”