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Ardgowan Hospice joins #GivingTuesday 2018, the international day to do good stuff for charity on 27th November


We’re excited to reveal that we’re one of over 2,000 charities taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on the 27th of November. The campaign began in America in 2012 before being brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). It aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas, be it through donating to charity, volunteering or simply helping a friend, neighbour or family member.

Last year celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Emma Watson publicly supported the campaign, alongside big brands such as Virgin, ASOS and Sainsbury’s. Giving Tuesday raised over $300m in online donations alone with people participating from 150 countries, including Antarctica.

Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF, adds:

“Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity for people across the globe to get involved in a cause they care about, and last year people covering all seven continents worked together to make a positive impact on the lives of others. We can’t wait to see how our charity and corporate partners are going to pull out all the stops on the big day.”

How can I get involved?


The skies the limit (and if you’re planning on signing up to a skydive, this is particularly true!). You can support us in so many ways, here’s just a few examples and handy links to kick you off.

Sign up to a hospice event

Sign up and start raising sponsorship for our Christmas Fancy Dress Fun Run – Jingle Bell Jog

Start organising your Festive Friday Christmas jumper day

Support a hospice appeal

Our Light up a Life appeal is active and we’re delighted to see so many of you remembering your loved ones this year. You can support the campaign here

Buy hospice cards

Our 2018 range are available here

Sign up to a challenge event

Planning on signing up to an event like the Edinburgh Marathon or Tough Mudder ’19? Now is the perfect time to start JustGiving page! We’re joining forces with Global Adventure Challenges to promote the London to Paris cycle next year – you’ll cycle part of the Tour De France and have opportunity to watch the final live and in person!


A donation of money is one of the most valuable gifts you can give Ardgowan. We must generate over 60% of our £3+ million running costs through fundraising and anything you can helps us meet that goal.


Learn about Amazon Smile and our Amazon Wishlist – two fantastic ways to support the hospice.

Fundraise in work, school or at home

Get your friends, colleagues or classmates together for some fun to raise money for the hospice on Tuesday. From bake sales to come as you please days, you can do all sorts to raise funds while having a fun time.

Need a hand whipping up a cake? Bradley has you covered!

Corporate Support

Payroll giving schemes and Charity of the Year nominations are just some of the ways your business can get involved. Email to discuss how your business can help.

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