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Getting ready for #GivingTuesday

16 Nov 2018

Giving Tuesday

Derventio Housing Trust is excited to reveal that we're one of over 2,000 good causes taking part in this year's #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on the 27th of November. The campaign, which began in America in 2012 before being brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

This year we are encouraging people to give to our Growing Lives Winter Appeal. Growing Lives is a safe haven where people can rebuild their lives after being homeless. There is a beautiful well-established garden, craft room, workshop, training kitchen an computers. Sadly there are lots of people in Derbyshire who are facing Christmas alone. Thanks to Growing Lives there is something you can do to help.

Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF, adds:

"Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for people across the globe to get involved in a cause they care about, and last year people covering all seven continents worked together to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We can't wait to see how our charity and corporate partners are going to pull out all the stops on the big day."

Growing Lives is all about making friends, building skills and gaining confidence. Your donation will mean so much to people in Derbyshire who are feeling isolated and lonely this Christmas.

To make a donation visit our page on Localgiving.

To find out more about Giving Tuesday, and how you can get involved, visit: http://www.givingtuesday.org.uk

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