Giving Tuesday is a campaign to create a global day of giving.

A day where everyone, everywhere can do something to support the good causes and communities that mean so much to them. It is a day to celebrate and encourage giving in all its forms.

The campaign has created #GivingTuesdayNow, 5th May 2020 as a global day of unity in response to Coronavirus.

A day where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible outpouring of compassion we have witnessed during this crisis.

It is an opportunity for everyone to show their gratitude for what so many have been doing over the past few weeks and months.

How people have put kindness and compassion first, how they have reached out to support our neighbours and our communities.

It is a chance to say thank you to those who have kept us going through this challenging time, an opportunity to show our appreciation for all NHS workers including medical staff, cleaners, porters, laundry staff and caterers, all food chain staff, delivery drivers, bin collectors, public transport workers, teachers, care workers, milk and post men & women, emergency services, community volunteers, workers making PPE, neighbours and of course charities!

On 5 May, Giving Tuesday, is asking people to share a message of thanks on social media, or a heart in their front window, as a sign of gratitude to all essential workers supporting our communities.

You can even combine these two activities and share a photo of your heart with a personal message on social media.

And if you can then make a donation on the day to a charity or a fund to help those affected.

Not everyone can give right now, but you might consider leaving a gift to your chosen charity in the future and you can do this by leaving a charitable gift in your Will. After you have taken care of your loved ones of course.

For more information about how to leave a gift in your Will you can download our FREE guide ‘Advice on Kindness. Talking about charitable gift-giving in Wills.’