‘#LocalCharitiesDay’ – December 201705-Dec-2017
Friday 15th December marks national ‘Local Charities Day’ which aims to raise awareness of the work of local organisations. This day offers the sector an opportunity to engage with the media and to raise the profile of what we are doing to help local people, so here are some details about the day and how your organisation can get involved:
Led by the Office for Civil Society as part of The Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), December 15th 2017 is intended to shine a spotlight on the work of small local charities and community groups.
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. National Local Charities Day gives us an opportunity to talk about this using the hashtag #LocalCharitiesDay. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use #LocalCharitiesDay across
your digital channels, as well as pass on it to any external organisations and supportive partners.
The DCMS would like everyone to take part 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. They are providing a free digital toolkit provided by DCMS to
help you promote your activities
The more people who get involved the more powerful the combined messaging becomes - It is as simple as that!
To help boost public interest, Medway Voluntary Action will also be promoting via their website and social media, along with issuing a general press release promoting the day and talking about the work of the Medway Voluntary and Community Sector.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to build your charity’s brand and spread awareness of the work that you do.
Visit the DCMS blog for more details.