Bowel Research UK joins in #GivingTuesday 2020

30 November 2020

Bowel Research UK joins Giving Tuesday 2020, the global day of generosity taking place on 1st December.


Bowel Research UK is thrilled to announce that we’re one of the thousands of organisations taking part in this year’s GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on the 1st of December.

Brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), this year GivingTuesday offers the opportunity to #GiveBack2020 either by donating to charity, reaffirming commitment to a cause, volunteering time or supporting others by simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

In 2020, the global Covid-19 pandemic has caused dramatic repercussions around the world. According to CAF research, charities have reported a significant increase in demand for their services while more than half (53%) have suffered a drop in donations. Charities estimate they will see a £10bn funding gap and without help many may be forced to close their doors.

Bowel Research UK is dedicated to finding effective treatments for bowel cancer and other bowel diseases, to save lives and to help people suffering with bowel conditions to enjoy a better quality of life.

In 2019 GivingTuesday was the top trending item on UK Twitter and generated more than 487m impressions. In the UK, more than £14.2 million was raised in online donations (via Visa alone), equivalent to almost £10,000 per minute.

Gráinne Mathews, GivingTuesday UK Lead at the CAF, adds:

“Charities have given us so much this year, from vital food deliveries during lockdown, to developing new ways to deliver services so they could continue to help those in need; all while struggling themselves with cancelled fundraising events and closed charity shops.

“This GivingTuesday charities need us to be there for them, like they’ve been there for us. It’s easy, just think of what you have – money, a voice, family, friends, followers, or time – and how that might help.”

Peter Rowbottom, Director of Fundraising at Bowel Research UK is calling on people to take part in Giving Tuesday and comments:

“Any gift you can manage will be greatly appreciated – you can even choose to pledge now and fundraise later by joining in with our #LargeAndSmallBowelAppeal.

Funding research into bowel cancer and bowel disease is crucial to helping us improve and save lives but we need your help so please do get behind this campaign – and pass on to other you think could help too’

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Or you can make your pledge for supporting us in 2021 by clicking here.

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