Written by Tracy Tait, Brand & Marketing Director

I’ve always found Tuesdays a bit of a none day; the excitement of catching up on weekend gossip is done and dusted, happy hump Wednesday is still to come and the weekend seems eons away.

But this Tuesday is different. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday: one day to make a world of difference.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes and communities that mean so much to them.

You can volunteer your time; donate money; share your skills; campaign for something; donate goods, or clothes.

It’s incredible to believe, but in 2018, £7.8 million was raised for charities in the UK on Giving Tuesday, and the day still holds the record for the most amount of money donated online in 24 hours.

Here are 6 reasons to give this #GivingTuesday

1. It’s almost Christmas

With a £20 donation today you can change life for someone like Paul.
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2. It’s really quick and easy

You can donate online here

Do it anywhere: waiting for the bus, or for the kettle to boil, or during the adverts of your favourite show.

3. It will make you feel great

It’s a proven fact that when you do something good, you feel good. What better way to give yourself a lovely warm feeling than to make a difference to someone’s life.

4. Share the love…

Raise awareness of the emotional cost of cancer and to show no one should face cancer alone and donate £5 on Giving Tuesday

Share the love by sharing your pledge on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesdayPledge. By sharing your commitment, you can help inspire others to do something to support a good cause.

Why not tag 5 mates and get them giving too? That’s £30 which could pay for one hour with a counsellor.

5.Make a #GivingTuesdayPledge to…

We know there are those of you who would love to do something on the day to support Penny Brohn UK but for whatever reason can’t.

Use the #GivingTuesdayPledge* as an opportunity to commit to doing something at a future date but still get involved in this buzz of this incredible generosity movement.

*With a #GivingTuesdayPledge, you can commit to doing something new, improve on what you already do, or continue with your current generosity activities. This could mean giving a small monthly donation to a charity or setting aside time each month for volunteering.  Together, all these pledges will combine to make a world of difference to so many lives.

6. You’ll be helping Penny Brohn UK to change a life. For good

A small donation from you could help to make sure that people struggling to live well with cancer feel less alone and more connected today, and every day.

Read Paul’s story here
Make your #GivingTuesday donation to Penny Brohn UK now
Find out about how our Bristol Whole Life Approach can help you live well with cancer

In the spirit of giving…

Our Twelve Days of Thankmas campaign starts on Christmas day. Each day of Thankmas, we will be revealing another humongous thank you in the form of competitions, gifts, discounts, self-care resources and more!

Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram so you don’t miss out.