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UK Charity Week!

UK Charity Week was founded by Lee B. Rayment. The inaugural campaign took place in East Anglia with a series of charity fundraising events throughout the region for local charities.

01 November, 2012

Happy birthday to us!

1st Birthday

2013 marked the campaign's 1st birthday. A celebratory dinner was held.

November, 2013



Charities taking part in 2012 and 2013 fundraising activities report first collective milestone bringing the total reported to the campaign to over £150,000 between them all.

December, 2015

New Era

Joined social media

The campaign decided to go digital and joined social media, particularly Twitter. Working with the nation's leading charity news publication, Charity Today, UK Charity Week began to enhance its online position and the overall reputation of the campaign.

01 April, 2016

Official Partner Charities

Registration Opened

Charities were invited to become Official Partners for the first time as organisers worked to establish many support and marketing mechanisms for good causes.

01 June, 2016


Thanks A Million!

The total amounts reported to us by charities and businesses for their UK Charity Week activities exceeded £1,000,000 for the first time!

14 January, 2017

3rd Work

Corporate Friend

A corporate partnership scheme was established called a Corporate Friend before later changing to the Official Partner Business status as it is now known.

01 June, 2017

First Ever Main Sponsor

For Good Causes

The team at 'For Good Causes' agreed to become UK Charity Week's first-ever Main Sponsor for the 2018 campaign.

01 June, 2018

New Main Sponsor


With just five months until the campaign, TheGivingMachine became Main Sponsors of UK Charity Week. They were invited as our guests to the inaugural Charity Today Awards Live event.

June, 2019

Global News

COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world and forces the world into lockdown. All fundraising and marketing moved to online only.

23 March, 2020

New Main Sponsor

Ethical Angel

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the globe. Ethical Angel very kindly agree to become the third ever Main Sponsor of UK Charity Week.

May, 2020

Welcome aboard!

Sinclair Method UK

Sinclair Method UK became the Main Sponsor of UK Charity Week for the first time.

01 February, 2021

Unsung Heroes

Volunteer Recognition

Official Partner Charities were invited to nominate two volunteers to enter a draw for a hamper in Sept, Oct and Nov; a fourth draw was held during UK Charity Week 2021 with Yvette Biggs from the Tom's Trust winning ABBA tour tickets. All funded by UK Charity Week Main Sponsor, Sinclair Method UK.

September 2021, October 2021, November 2021 and December 2021

Want you back for good!

Sinclair Method UK

Sinclair Method UK returned as the campaign's Main Sponsor for 2022 after a hugely successful partnership in 2021.

01 January, 2022

Global News

Restrictions Lifted

The remaining restrictions in place for the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted in the UK. After two-years of public restrictions, plans begin for a more in-person campaign to return for 2022.

27 January, 2022

Global News

Russia-Ukraine War

Russia invades Ukraine threatening world war as Europe pledges support to Ukraine. UK Charity Week works to support charities operating in Ukraine.

20 February, 2022


Daily Themes Sponsored

The daily themes were sponsored for the first time. Volunteero, Give A Little, and TrainingToolz (who were launching their CharityGo product) joined Sinclair Method UK as key sponsors of the 2022 campaign.

June, 2022


UK Charity Week partner charity ring-fences £1m to help alleviate Cost of Living crisis among grant holders

Grant-giving Funder John Lyon’s Charity was inundated with shocking statements from grassroots charities as a result of the Cost of Living crisis. As a response, £1m was announced to celebrate UK Charity Week and help keep the vital organisations afloat.

6 December, 2022


Making a Difference Locally supports UK Charity week

The charity arm of NISA retail, Making a Difference Locally, celebrated UK Charity Week by donating thousands to various causes following successful UK Charity Week fundraising activities.

6 December, 2022


Five Winners Announced

Each day of the 2022 campaign, UK Charity Week founder, Lee Rayment, announced the names of five volunteers to receive gifts for their efforts over the last twelve months. The hampers were very kindly gifted by Sinclair Method UK.

5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 December, 2022


Sinclair Method UK

Sinclair Method UK announced they will be sponsoring the campaign again in 2023 for the third consecutive year.

5 January, 2023


When is UK Charity Week 2024?

This year, UK Charity Week will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of December, 2024. Mark your calendars as we embark on a week-long journey of compassion, unity, and philanthropy.

01 January 2024