The Hibbs Lupus Trust is delighted to have been invited to become a #GivingTuesday Founding Partner.
We’re honoured to be working with CAF, Blackbaud and the other founding partners to launch Giving Tuesday in the UK this year. The Hibbs Lupus Trust was only set up in October 2011 and is run entirely by volunteers. The Trust is incredibly excited by the potential impact #GivingTuesday could have on raising awareness of lupus.
WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY?
#GivingTuesday (2nd December) is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at the start of the Christmas shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back.
#GivingTuesday has grown into a global movement, covering countries like The United States, Australia, Singapore, Canada, much of Latin America and Israel.
In 2014 the campaign is being launched in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation with support from Blackbaud. The simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people, charities and businesses to donate time, money or their voice to help a good cause.
We aim to use #GivingTuesday to raise greater awareness of lupus across the UK by giving people the opportunity to get involved in supporting the #LHandSign Campaign. Everyone can easily get involved in raising awareness of lupus by raising their right hand in the shape of an L and posting the image across their social media accounts such as facebook, twitter and Instagram which ultimately starts the conversation: ‘what is lupus?’.
For a charity of our size this is a wonderful opportunity to take the #LHandSign campaign to a wider audience. The result of which will see more people being aware of and having a greater understanding of lupus. Greater awareness will ultimately increase the chances of early diagnosis amongst new patients and reduce the chances of life threatening complications thereafter.
We’d love your support! Find out how you can get involved and help The Hibbs Lupus Trust!