Celebrating Local Charities Day – how to get involved

Written by Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society

Every day thousands of people around the country working in small, local charities are volunteering their time, expertise and goodwill to help improve the lives of others in our communities. On December 16 we will be leading the first ever Local Charities Day, shining a spotlight on all of this fantastic work and celebrating the dedication and commitment of those involved.

And we need everyone to take part. We want to highlight the small community groups and charities that are making a real difference to people’s lives and celebrate the unsung heroes working to improve their local neighbourhoods.

There are lots of ways to get involved through social media. Using our hashtag #LocalCharitiesDay you can post images of your local charity in action. It could be a community group you work for or perhaps a local cause that’s close to your heart. We want to hear about the great work being done up and down the country, every day of the week. If you work for a local charity there’s also some training available to help make the most of your skills. Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/ news/fundraising-training-opens-for-small-local-charities for more information.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will be sharing all your content so that combined together we can say a huge thank you to the small local charities that are making a difference to so many

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