Compassion Direct UK becomes one of the first charities to announce #givingtuesday plans!

This #givingtuesday CDUK are planning on holding a Bring and Buy Sale to raise money to transport aid to refugees.

CDUK is a registered charity supporting children and families living in shanty towns, streets, barren mountains and rural schools. The charity works for the alleviation of child poverty & the support of under-privileged people as they struggle for survival, progress & social justice, and will join #givingtuesday for the first time in 2017.

The special bring and buy sale will also act as a collection point for people to make donations to the refugees. For the past couple of years CDUK have been liaising with other registered charities to help to fill containers of material aid, sending everything from tents and back packs to baby bottles and formula; warm coats to razors and underwear. The donations, which in the past have been sent to Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Europe, will also include many boxes of knitting – hats, scarves, jumpers, mittens & blankets from the volunteer Knit for Kids program.

At the Bring & Buy volunteers will be selling gifts, cakes, teas and coffees as well as hand made Christmas cards and calendars. Guests will also have a chance to win prizes in the charity raffle. As well as sending aid to refugees, any additional money raised on the day will go towards the first stage of the most recent project to supply a well and water pump to a rural school in Ghana. The project will then supply solar panels and go on to rebuild and equip the school.

To find out more information about CDUK, or their plans for #givingtuesday visit their website: www.compassiondirectuk.org.