One thing that had quite interested me before I arrived in UK, is this fondness for charity events. That is well documented in movies, where the upper classes may organise expensive black tie dinners to fund various causes. You know, it´s for charity.
I find it quite refreshing to see that people of all ages organise charity activities. The so-called `thirdsector´ is a real boost to the economy in UK. According to the Charity Commission, their regulatory body, the over 179,000 charities registered in England and Wales are worth a staggering £53.2 bn in income and £77.7bn in investments.
The real number of charities is actually bigger in England and Wales, as their annual income might be under £5,000 and, hence, not required to register. This makes the number of charity events increase – and they need to be marketed. These days, marketing or PR are well-paid and worthwhile careers to consider in UK.
Have you ever organised or taken part in an event for charity? My experience is limited to buying cakes on office bake sales or helping to spread the word. Who can resist lovely, home-made cakes for as little as a
Some of my favourite activities are listed below:
- Sporting events, such as Race for life running event or trek in exotic destinations;
- Miscellaneous events, such as Movember, where men get sponsored to grow a tache
during November or Jeans for Genes Day, where one wears jeans and donates money for cancer-related causes;
- Gigs for charity;
- Adventurous or experiential fundraising events.
- Office bake sales.
Any others that you would add to this list?