Local MP Backs 'Giving Tuesday'

At this year’s Conservative Party Conference, Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, met with representatives from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), to discuss the important role local charities play in Macclesfield communities and across the country, and to give his backing to the CAF’s ‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign.

David was pleased to hear that the UK is ranked as the 11th most generous country in the world, according to CAFs World Giving Index 2017, and discussed with representatives from the CAF the vital work of so many charities in and around Macclesfield, to support those in need.

As well as this, David is backing the Giving Tuesday campaign, a global initiative, which is run by CAF in the UK. Taking place after the busy Black Friday shopping day on 27th November, Giving Tuesday encourages people to support any charity they want, in any way they want, whether that is baking, making something, donating, or joining the conversation on social media.

Giving Tuesday represents one of the UK’s biggest days for giving to charity and holds the world record for the most amount of money raised online in 24 hours. CAF’s aim, through Giving Tuesday, is to help as many good causes as possible to make the most out of the day. For more information about the work of the CAF and Giving Tuesday, local residents and charities can contact Ashleigh Milson, Campaigns and Public Affairs Manager at CAF, by telephone on 03000123292, or by email at amilson@cafonline.org

Ashleigh Milson said, “Charities play a vital role in society. CAF’s research shows how widespread their use is, and their benefits are so varied that almost a third of people didn’t even realise that the services they used had been provided by a charity. CAF’s aim is to motivate society to give ever more effectively and help transform lives and communities around the world.”

Speaking after his meeting, David said, “We have so many wonderful charities working in Macclesfield, and I was pleased to update the Charities Aid Foundation about their important activities. It was also good to learn more about the preparations for Giving Tuesday, and I would encourage any local charity to get in touch with the CAF if they want to know more about how they can get involved.”