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.
2013 marked the campaign's 1st birthday. A celebratory dinner was held.
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.
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.
Charities were invited to become Official Partners for the first time as organisers worked to establish many support and marketing mechanisms for good causes.
The total amounts reported to us by charities and businesses for their UK Charity Week activities exceeded £1,000,000 for the first time!
A corporate partnership scheme was established called a Corporate Friend before later changing to the Official Partner Business status as it is now known.
The team at 'For Good Causes' agreed to become UK Charity Week's first-ever Main Sponsor for the 2018 campaign.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world and forces the world into lockdown. All fundraising and marketing moved to online only.
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.
Sinclair Method UK became the Main Sponsor of UK Charity Week for the first time.
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.
Sinclair Method UK returned as the campaign's Main Sponsor for 2022 after a hugely successful partnership in 2021.
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.
Russia invades Ukraine threatening world war as Europe pledges support to Ukraine. UK Charity Week works to support charities operating in Ukraine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sinclair Method UK announced they will be sponsoring the campaign again in 2023 for the third consecutive year.