Last week, Stephen visited the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) stand at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton to hear about the essential role of charities in bringing communities together.
CAF’s research has shown that charities play an important part in society and the idea of people helping others has widespread support nationally. However, at a time when the country is more divided than ever, CAF is also facing significant challenges with fewer people giving to charity.
Speaking after the event, Stephen said: ‘I fully commend the important work that CAF is doing, promoting the different ways people can get involved with their favourite charities. These include donating, volunteering, or taking part in sponsored activities. I encourage local charities, business and individuals in East Ham to get in touch with CAF to find out more about their annual campaign – Giving Tuesday – which is a global day of giving in the UK, due to take place on 3 December this year’.
Giving Tuesday holds the world record for the most amount of money raised online in 24 hours. CAF’s stated aim for the campaign is to help as many charities as possible to make the most out of the day and celebrate the causes we all care about.