Ana-Julia Van Bilsen Irias

Investment Executive

Charities Aid Foundation


  21 November 2017

With only one week to go until one of the UK’s biggest days in the charity sector, we wanted to share our plans for #givingtuesday 2017.


The #givingtuesday movement started in the United States in 2012, and arrived to the UK in 2014, in response to the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the main difference being that this day is focused on giving.

#givingtuesday is a day, when people around the world come together to do good stuff, to give back and support the charities and causes they care about.


How #givingtuesday works is very simple, on the day you can choose any charity (ies) you prefer and how to support them, this is totally up to you. You can volunteer, help a stranger, donate to charity or bake some lovely goodies, there are loads of things you could do to join this amazing campaign.



CAF Venturesome is joining this amazing campaign, and we’ll be doing good stuff with some of our brilliant investees:

  • Amir will be spending the day with Old Spike Roastery and Change Please. Both organisations use coffee-roasting activities to provide both housing and a living wage to homeless people.
  • Holly will be spending the day with Hubbub. Hubbub uses a positive, sociable and collaborative approach to communicate environmental issues. Focusing on four themes (or “hubs”) - food, fashion, homes and neighbourhoods, Hubbub are building a movement to engage large numbers of people across the UK about environmental issues.
  • Lekan and Ana will spend their day in South London with Ripe Enterprises. Ripe provides learning opportunities and employability support to local people many of whom are from migrant communities.
  • Holger: will spend his day with Wastebuster, this is a social enterprise that aims to support schools to become sustainable, to empower children to change their environment and enable them to believe that they can make a difference to the world.


"Let's make this year's #givingtuesday the biggest and best yet. Whatever you do, do good stuff."

#GivingTuesday UK

Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to follow our adventures on Twitter and to spread the #givingtuesday message. 


Visit our website, contact the team on 03000 123 300 or email us at and we’ll be happy to help.


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