Ian Lavery MP leads hunt for Charity Champion

As #givingtuesday – the world’s biggest day for charitable giving – draws closer, local MP Ian Lavery is calling on people in Wansbeck to help choose the UK’s ultimate charity campion.

The campaign is searching for someone who has shown an extraordinary commitment to charity and who has the potential to be the UK’s face of the global #givingtuesday campaign.

#givingtuesday is led in the UK by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and will take place on Tuesday 28th November. It calls for people to ‘do good stuff’ for causes, and the #givingtuesday champion will serve as an ambassador for the campaign.

Previous winners of the campaign include Andrew Davies, who raised £150,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and Courtney Hughes who has launched her own charity to distribute Christmas presents to people in care homes in Oxfordshire.

The winner of the champion search will be given a platform to share their story to inspire others, and to show why people should come together on #givingtuesday to do good stuff.

Mr. Lavery said:

“We all know people who go above and beyond the call of duty to support charity – this is a chance to celebrate those who make such an important contribution to our daily life across the North East and in my constituency of Wansbeck.

“Let’s get behind #givingtuesday and find a champion who embodies our great commitment to charity.”

Ben Russell, Director of Communications at CAF said:

“The next #givingtuesday champion will help to inspire millions of people across the country to do good stuff – help us find someone who stands out from the crowd and can represent the best of Britain on the global stage.”

In the coming weeks, Ian will be looking for his local Wansbeck Charity Champion by taking entries and nominations through his website. Subscribe to the page to keep up to date, or follow and like Ian's page on Facebook: facebook.com/ianlaverymp