The Big Give

You have probably been bombarded with emails today headed Giving Tuesday. Quite why the day to give money to charity is just after a weekend of solid fanatical consumerism is a mystery to me, but there it is.

Generally I steer clear of this stuff, but here in the UK we also have a project called The Big Give. What is does, for this week, and this week only, is double any donations made to selected charities. This year two charities close to my heart are beneficiaries.

One25 is raising money for their Peony Project which helps women recover from addition and trauma. This being One25, trauma for these women often means having had to sell their bodies to get food.

SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support) are raising money for general operating funds. I was horrified to learn from their email that referrals to their services are rising by 20% per month at the moment.

Of course if you are a UK taxpayer you can also add to your donation with GiftAid. So now is a really good time to donate.

I note that I have done training for both of these organisations, so they are both trans-inclusive.