Use your bank holiday for good with these five ideas – from donating unwanted clothes to a day out near you. Take your pick.
1. Gardens galore
Through Open Gardens you can pick from 200 gardens to visit in England and Wales – including some never seen before by the public. Some even offer cream teas, light lunches, plant sales, treasure trails and more.
With Proud of Your Garden you can organise a fundraising event in your own outdoor space, from tea parties to BBQs. The money you raise can help people here in the UK and around the world.
2. Torn Apart
Support our #TornApart campaign by asking your MP to help put refugee families back together – it only takes 30 seconds.
Refugee parents who have successfully claimed asylum in the UK are allowed to reunite with their family members. But not if their children are 18 or over.
Join our call to the Home Secretary to allow more young people to reunite with their families.
3. Whatever the weather
Pop into your local Co-op between 26 and 29 August to support staff raising money through ‘Whatever the Weather’ – their summer-inspired fundraiser.
If you can’t visit your store, you can make a donation online today.
4. Out with the old
As the seasons begin to change, it’s time to clear out that closet. De-clutter and make a trip to a Red Cross shop with your unwanted goodies. You’ll help us raise money for our life-saving work in the UK and overseas.
Our shops sell donated clothes, accessories, household items and multimedia. We also have specialist shops which sell vintage clothing, second-hand furniture, bridal wear and other items.
5. South Sudan Crisis Appeal
The people of South Sudan are fighting to survive. The conflict has forced more than two million people to flee their homes. Families are barely surviving without food, shelter or clean water.
Red Cross volunteers on the ground are providing life-saving medical supplies, food and clean water to the wounded, sick and homeless. They are also helping to reunite devastated families torn apart by the fighting.
Brush up your knowledge of the country with 13 things you didn’t know about the world’s newest nation and please give what you can to our South Sudan Crisis Appeal today.