With Valentine’s Day taking place tomorrow, Galentine’s and Palentine’s Day today, here are 14 ways charities are being supported and raising funds in this, the most romantic week of the year.
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💕💕💕💕 Who is catching your EYE this Valentine’s Day? We certainly have our EYE on you!!! Why not set your SIGHTS on a new EyeGaze machine for St Elizabeth’s and donate today?! We would LOVE you for it! 💕💕💕 Did you know that St Valentine is the patron saint of epilepsy? It seems only fitting to celebrate this by launching our very first Facebook fundraiser to mark Valentine’s Day and International Epilepsy Day! This Valentine’s Day, we are hoping to raise £1650 to purchase a brand new, state of the art communal EyeGaze machine to be used across the Centre, giving our non-verbal service-users their voice. A new EyeGaze machine will help them to communicate more effectively and live fuller, more independent lives. With the machine being used across our site by many different people, it will enable users to learn low impact, fundamental communication skills and ease previous barriers of communication. It is an incredibly smart, clever piece of equipment that quite literally changes lives. In 2010, 36% of our residents were non-verbal. In our current 2020 year, we now have 65% who are non-verbal. That is a staggering increase of 29% in just a decade! EyeGaze interaction is a computer access method that allows those with disabilities to navigate and control their computer with their eyes. Gaze interaction only requires the movement of the eye itself—the movement of other muscles is not required, making it a perfect solution for those with rehabilitative disabilities and motor disabilities. To donate and support us, visit the link in our bio! https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/stelizabethseyegaze
With St Valentine the patron saint of epilepsy, St Elizabeth’s Centre, which supports children and adults with epilepsy, complex neurological disorders and learning disabilities, has launched its first Facebook fundraiser to mark Valentine’s Day and International Epilepsy Day. This Valentine’s Day, it is hoping to raise £1,650 to purchase a new, state of the art, communal EyeGaze machine to be used across the Centre, giving its non-verbal service-users their voice.
🐦💖🐦 #ValentinesDay is galloping towards you! Share the love with animals by fundraising for us! You could sell chocolate pops, cookies or handmade paper roses and for those who aren't big fans of the day, throw an ‘Anti-Valentine’s Day’ film night: https://t.co/4GFXOAzh24 pic.twitter.com/tcm1vsih2K
— RSPCA (England & Wales) (@RSPCA_official) February 7, 2020
The RSPCA is asking people to share the love by fundraising for it through making and selling some romantic items this Valentine’s Day – or alternatively by throwing an Anti-Valentine’s Day film night.
— Puzzle Centre (@PuzzleCentre) February 6, 2020
easyfundraising is running a Valentine’s Day giveaway in partnership with Thorntons that will also benefit a charity. Shoppers are invited to click on one of the selected retailers on its site for a chance to win £250 worth of chocolate, plus a £250 donation to a charity.
Share the love this Valentines and we will match your online donation by up to £20 per charity. Join our love-in for charity and become part of our #PayrollGivingMovement. Offer ends on Valentines Day and T&C’s apply. #WorkforceForGood #WeLovePayrollGiving pic.twitter.com/3w6Fahgz6I
— ThePayrollGivingTeam (@PayrollGivingTm) February 5, 2020
In celebration of the big day, when people sign up online to donate through payroll giving until 14 February, the Payroll Giving Team is matching their online donations up to £20.
Name a cockroach after your ex is back!
The start of 2020 let's face it, hasn't been great… and if you have been dumped recently it is even worse. But now it is time to cast those negative thoughts and feelings aside and to put a smile back on your face!https://t.co/wFLPdx9Dz1 pic.twitter.com/wWaft3E7QP
— HCC (@HemsleyCC) January 10, 2020
Hemsley Conservation Centre is offering people the chance to name a cockroach in honour of their worthless ex-“someone” for just £1.50. It is highlighting these creatures through it ‘name a cockroach programme’ to raise money for projects at the zoo. After the donation people will receive a downloadable certificate and the Centre will include the ex’s name on its roach board, which will be revealed on Valentine’s Day.
Love is in the air 💕We 'd LOVE for you join us for our annual #valentineswalk on the heath in aid of our rescue and rehoming work. Best 'loved up' dogs and owners win a prize 💝 #weloverescuedogs #adoptdontshop pic.twitter.com/vDOjZmr8Gg
— All Dogs Matter (@AllDogsMatter) January 17, 2020
All Dogs Matter is holding its Valentine’s Dog Walk on Sunday 16 February, on Hampstead Heath. The event is £5 per dog and best loved up dogs and owners in themed clothing win a prize.
— Willow Project (@WillowProject1) February 12, 2020
Wigan’s Willow Project is asking people to show their support with a text donation. Supporters can text LOVEWILLOW to a shortcode to give a £3 donation.
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Designed by our founder, Chrissie Rucker OBE, this very special sterling-silver necklace features a lovely tiny Swarovski-stone kiss. The perfect gift for yourself, or a loved one, £20 from the sale of each necklace will go to the #ChangeAGirlsLife Campaign for Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust (registered charity: England and Wales 1079675). By owning or gifting one, you’ll be helping young women in the UK facing enormous challenges to have a much brighter future. Well, that’s Valentine’s Day sorted. Tap to shop #thewhitecompany
The White Company is giving £20 from the sale of every Tiny Kiss Necklace to the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, for Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust. The necklace features a Swarovski stone-embellished cross (a kiss), on a delicate sterling silver chain and sells for £39. It has been designed by The White Company’s founder, Chrissie Rucker OBE, who is also a founding patron of Women Supporting Women.
Phew! Getting ready for valentine's day aka #BookGivingDay. @learn2love2read will be hiding books in #tooting #balham and #earlsfield. If you find one, read it and pass it on… @balhamnewsie @tootingnewsie @TootingLibrary @TootingMarket @bwmarkettooting pic.twitter.com/YuuXZKrW19
— Learn to Love to Read (@learn2love2read) February 11, 2020
In celebration of Valentine’s Day and International Book Giving Day, Learn to Love to Read is inviting people to join its ‘Blind Date with a Book’ at St Michael’s church cafe, Southfields, London, from 9am-12am on 14 February. The charity will have both child and adult books available for a donation – with a tiny twist – they’ll be wrapped up with only a few key words to guide people’s choice. It’s also asking people to keep their eyes peeled around Tooting, Balham and Earlsfield as it will be spreading book-related love by hiding books around the borough. If you find one: tweet the charity, read it, pass it on and make a donation.
Palentine's day, Galentine's day or Valentine's day? 🌹
Celebrate all kinds of love in your life with our online flower shop ♥️💐
Choose from exclusive gift sets to expertly arranged bouquets with 25% of every order going towards life-saving research. https://t.co/zcnRGbOnro
— Cancer Research UK Shops (@CRUKShops) February 12, 2020
Cancer Research UK has partnered with online florist Prestige Flowers to bring people the Cancer Research UK Flower Shop – 25% of every order goes towards the charity’s research. Prices for flowers start at £25 and there are also vases, teddy bears and pamper gifts on offer.
— Josephine and Jack (@JnJProject) February 11, 2020
The Josephine and Jack Project is hoping to raise £2,500 in honour of Valentine’s Day as it works to support people with learning disabilities to make informed and independent choices in life and in love. The campaign has been launched by the charity’s ambassador Sally Phillips, and funds raised as part of the drive for donations will help the project to support those with learning difficulties to consider what they would look for in a partner, how they would ask someone on a date, and the dos and don’ts of romantic love, including learning about both consent and contraception.
There's only ONE week to go until our Valentine's Ball and we're SO excited! 💙
If you're searching for THE best way to celebrate the occasion, you can still get tickets to party the night away with us and @NadineCoyleNow 🥳
— Make-A-Wish UK (@MakeAWishUK) February 8, 2020
Make-A-Wish is hosting its Valentine’s Ball on 15 February at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Pop star Nadine Coyle will be headlining the event performing her new music as well as classics. The Ball will be hosted by presenter and journalist Lauren Layfield, and presenter and magician, Archie Manners. It will be opened with a fun-filled, energetic performance from West End Kids, singing hits from the show Waitress, and there will also be auctions with BBC Flog It’s Thomas Forrester, and the chance to sponsor children’s One True Wishes.
Join BHF Ambassador @Thefoodmedic for a deep dive Q&A session. Hazel will share her journey into medicine, alongside explaining the importance of diet when it comes to heart health. Find out more about the event here: https://t.co/L5BejzPXYm #LABSBeatingHearts
— BHF (@TheBHF) February 12, 2020
This Valentine’s Day, LABS is running a campaign in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Beating Hearts is a two-week long programme of events responding to the latest BHF-funded research, which focuses on exercising, improving sleep, eating well and lowering stress to preserve heart health and prevent disease. From 14 February, Londoners can take part in the event line-up across the key themes: REST in a 45 minute guided meditation session with Headspace or a yoga session with Sarah Malcolm, RACE with a morning run around Regent’s Park with two-time Olympian Aimee Fuller, NOURISH with a brunch hosted by famed-influencer Chessie King or a dinner of delicious food platters with Dr. Hazel Wallace, and get to KNOW gut health with a talk by exuberant duo The Mac Twins. Sessions will take place across LABS campuses in Holborn and Camden.
Tomorrow we are calling on women to celebrate #GalentinesDay with us and women in Barishal. Let's celebrate strong women and the power of female friendships.
— British Red Cross (@BritishRedCross) February 12, 2020
British Red Cross is asking people to Forget Valentine’s and send an e-card to an inspirational woman this Galentine’s Day (13 Feb). Money raised will help to empower women in Barishal, Bangladesh through apprenticeships, ‘Women’s Squads’ and business mentors. Donations will be doubled by the UK government through #UKAidMatch (up to £2m).
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