National Family Week is back 30 May – 5th June 2011 and currently seeking charitable partners and not-for-profits to get involved in helping to make the UK’s largest family focussed week bigger and better than ever. With the recent appointment of Ann Brookes as Head of Not for Profit Partnerships, National Family Week is looking forward to growing the involvement in the third sector. Anne has over 15 years experience working in the Not for Profit sector both in the UK and North America working in a diverse range of organisations from the Arts to the Charitable sector, most recently as Director of Fundraising & External Relations for The Frank Buttle Trust.
With family time becoming eroded due to time, money and inspiration (the average UK family spends 49 minutes per day together), National Family Week is the ideal platform for charities and not-for-profits to demonstrate how they support families, by offering activities and services for families, developing family-friendly policies, or engaging in other ways in the promotion of family life. Organisations can run activities as a fundraising exercise, publicise their work, recruit more members, or simply have fun.
This year National Family Week is offering an income generator to key partners through their soon-to-launch Family Value Club, a cash back club that allows members to receive money back on high street and online purchases. Members will be allowed to choose a charity of their choice to receive a donation from their purchases.
Last year’s National Family Week event was supported by 180 national and thousands of local partners.
National Literacy who launched their latest campaign, Tell Me A Story, to coincide with Family Week Story Time. To mark the launch they released results of a study of over 17,000 young people exploring family engagement in learning.
The Association of Chief Police Officers sent a letter and an ideas sheet to all Chief Constables across the UK encouraging them all to organise events and activities for families in their local area. This lead to a large number of safer neighbour teams running picnics, story time sessions and general family fun days.
Make-A-Wish Foundation granted their 6,000th wish to Luke Taylor from Molesly. He made his film debut as a superhero in The Elementor when he shared the red carpet with Spiderman and signed autographs at the premier of his film to coincide with The Week.
The new National Family Week website (http://www.nationalfamilyweek.co.uk) features a selection of downloadable “Idea Sheets” to get charities started with their planning for this year’s activities.
For more information about how your charity can get involved please contact:
Anne Brookes at email@example.com or see the website http://www.nationalfamilyweek.co.uk
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