This year’s #givingtuesday went off with a bang!

With more partners than ever before taking part, the day was another huge success. But the most important thing about #givingtuesday isn’t how much noise it makes, rather it’s about the real impact the day has.

Here’s some examples of how the day helped just a few of our partners.

  • Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust asked people to dedicate a tree on #givingtuesday, and were bowled over with 134 trees dedicated in just one day. That’s about the same as they’d see dedicated in one whole month!
  • Pump Aid were taking part in the Big Give, meaning any donations raised on #givingtuesday would be doubled. After 44 donations (most of them new) they raised over £2,600 taking their total to over £5,000 in a day
  • St Rocco’s Hospice welcomed four volunteers from a local running club who helped them prepare for their annual Light up a Life service
  • Somerset Community Foundation raised a whopping £10,000 on #givingtuesday for their surviving winter campaign
  • International Needs ran a crowdfunding campaign, and used a visual aid to show people what their donations meant. For every donation made, 500ml was poured into a fish tank, keeping rubber ducks afloat. By the end of the day they’d smashed their £1,000 fundraising target
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge had nearly one hundred donations to their Jo Cox Scholarship Fund, raising £13,500 on #givingtuesday
  • A White Stuff store in Belfast teamed up with a local children’s charity and raised £1,200 on the day
  • The Lullaby Trust took part in the Big Give and raised £70,000 on #givingtuesday to help fund research and support families dealing with SIDS.
  • RGU Foundation at Robert Gordon University set themselves an ambitious goal of raising £6,000 for the day for their ‘Access bursaries’ for disadvantaged students, and on the day they managed to smash that total and currently have raised £9,386.15
  • Send A Cow repeated their #givingtuesday campaign from last year, recreating the iconic John Lewis ad with cows on a trampoline. That helped them reach their fundraising target in just over 2.5 hours, raising over £11,000 which is set to be doubled by match funding.
  • PLMR’s team of 35 PR and Lobbying consultants filled 35 shoeboxes with gifts to be sent to families in need in Eastern Europe
  • Rethink Mental Illness used the day to get on the phones to thank supporters, donors, members and campaigners, and we managed to reach an incredible 303 people!

We could go on and on and on, but suffice to say that our partners had a great time once again.

Thanks to every single person that took part, we can’t wait for next year.