A new campaign to bring the borough together: Give Where You Live - June 2020
What is Give Where You Live?
To mark both National Neighbourhood Week and National Loneliness Awareness Week, we’re launching our Give Where You Live campaign this June. We’re encouraging local businesses, schools and residents to get involved in fundraising and donating to the campaign throughout June, to help us reach more residents in need.
“There is nothing worse than the feeling of isolation. We all have to feel we belong to the local community...”
Mary, Local resident and Age UK K&C member
How it works
Individuals: Can you make a donation to the campaign via our website? Hold a fundraising event in your community or workplace? Ask friends and family to donate to the campaign in honour of your birthday?
Schools: From ‘non-uniform’ days to sponsored silences, we would love the schools in our community to come up with creative and fun ways to join. If your school can send us a photo of your fundraising activity, we would be delighted to share on our website and social media channels
Restaurants: If you can add a voluntary £1 donation to every customer bill in June, we will provide you with bill wallets explaining the campaign, briefing notes for your staff and will promote your restaurant to our supporters as one to visit during the campaign
All businesses: Can your people come together to fundraise for your local community this June? Will they take part in a sponsored event or organise a bake sale to support our projects? Can your company promise to match your staff fundraising total to give them an extra boost? Can you add a donation to a special product of the month for June? Or ask your customers to round up their till payment to the nearest £1?
Kensington + Chelsea is a borough usually associated with affluence and wealth, but it also has areas of severe deprivation. You may not know that K+C has:
- The worst rate of income inequality in all London boroughs
- Child poverty at 37.3%
- Twice as many state school children eligible for free school meals than the national average
- Nearly a quarter of working residents earning less than the London Living Wage
- The highest proportion of people living alone in the country
Talk to us: We’d love to hear your ideas on how you can get involved. Please contact us if you’d like to join the campaign and how we can support you. All organisations and individuals taking part will, with permission, be acknowledged on our website and through our social media channels and newsletter.
Where the donations go
- £15 could pay for a young child struggling with literacy to attend a Saturday reading class
- £20 could pay for an isolated person to join an arts and crafts session and meet new people
- £50 could buy sports equipment for a youth centre